Black River Action Team
101 Perley Gordon Rd
Springfield VT 05156
20th Annual RiverSweep: Mission Accomplished!
Springfield had 20 volunteers wrangling trash and rusted metal and 60 tires, more grilling hot dogs and providing rest for the weary BRATs!
Students from Cavendish Town Elementary School hit Greven Field and Cavendish Gorge to tackle trash and kick back some Japanese knotweed.
Ludlow Elementary School students scouted around the banks of the river in downtown Ludlow to find plenty of "treasure."
What began as a one-time cleanup of the Black River in southeastern Vermont has evolved into a full-blown grassroots watershed organization. Welcome to the wonderful, wet world of the Black River Action Team!
On Being a BRAT
Keep an eye on the greenery around you and let us know if you spot this 'new to our area' invasive plant. An aggressive and prolific import, Petasites japonicus can easily take over stream banks, wetlands, and just about any spot it takes a fancy to. The enormous leaves shade out natives early in the season, and have the potential to exacerbate erosion. Learn more here.