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THE VERMONT CENTER FOR ECOSTUDIES INC's Fundraiser:

Derby Lake -- Loon Nest-Warning Signs

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THE STORY:

Derby Lake's goal is $240 for 3 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

$240

MONEY RAISED
  • Gayle and Dan Phillabaum

    $25

  • Frank & Alicia Knoll

    $100

  • Susan & Carl Taylor

    $115

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100% Raised of $240 Goal

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Donor Comments

Susan & Carl Taylor

Susan & Carl Taylor

DONATION: $115

In honor of Derby Pond Farm employees who help with monitoring on Derby Pond. 3 years ago

Frank & Alicia Knoll

Frank & Alicia Knoll

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gayle and Dan Phillabaum

Gayle and Dan Phillabaum

DONATION: $25

4 years ago