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50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act Celebration

On Sunday, September 28th, from 11 am to 3 pm, join us for a family-friendly day at the Breadloaf Campus of Middlebury College on Route 125 in Ripton, VT. Northeast Wilderness Trust is one of many sponsors of this free, public event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and honoring Vermont’s tradition of conservation and partnerships.

Enjoy live bluegrass music by Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, conservation and environmental exhibits, guided nature hikes, and a special recognition ceremony. Bring your own picnic blanket & lunch!

Passed in 1964, the Wilderness Act is a landmark law that allowed for designation of wilderness areas on federal lands across the country. Today, America boasts 758 wilderness areas covering nearly 110 million acres. In Vermont, the Forest Service manages approximately 100,000 acres of wilderness.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wright at the Green Mountain National Forest (802-747-6775 or ).

Download the poster for this event.

Read a press release about the Vermont legislature marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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