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THE VERMONT CENTER FOR ECOSTUDIES INC's Fundraiser:

Chittenden Reservoir -- Loon Nest-Warning Signs

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THE STORY:

Chittenden Reservoir's goal is $560 for 7 new Nest-Warning Signs.

Hearing the ghostly call of the Loon coming through the evening mist is one of the quintessential experiences of being on Vermont’s lakes and ponds. A major reason we can now hear these calls throughout Vermont has been the use of floating nest-warning signs. These signs have made a huge difference in the recovery of the loon population from less than 10 nesting pairs in the 1980s to over 70 nesting pairs today.

To ensure the long-term conservation of Vermont’s Common Loons, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) and Vermont Loon Recovery Project (VLRP) need your help in maintaining and replacing old and damaged nest-warning signs. The average total cost per sign – including materials and construction – is $80. The new signs will have larger lettering and will be easier to read from a distance.

For more information about Vermont loons and VCE/VLRP, contact Eric Hanson, VCE loon biologist, at 802-586-8064, ehanson@vtecostudies.org, or www.vtecostudies.org/loons/.

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To This Fundraiser

$160

MONEY RAISED
  • The Theorin/Beyers Family

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $80

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29% Raised of $560 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $80

We love the loons on the Chittenden Reservoir. The lake is utterly serene and lovely, but the strange calls of the loons add something special, they make us realize that the lake is more wild and haunting and unexpected than we modern folks might deserve. 4 years ago

The Theorin/Beyers Family

The Theorin/Beyers Family

DONATION: $80

In honor of Robert West Beyers who spent every summer on the lake and whose family continues the tradition. 4 years ago