Vermont Land Trust To Host Visit to Rochester’s Wing Farm

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:05am EDT

As part of the Vermont Land Trust’s 40th anniversary event series, the public is invited to tour the historic Wing Farm in Rochester on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 3–5 p.m. at 222 Wing Farm Road (off of Maple Hill Road) in Rochester.

“Four siblings conserved much of this farm, and they have meticulously maintained this beautiful property,” said the VLT’s Sophia Veltrop.

Guests will tour the restored barns and learn about the history of this farm, which was settled by Ebenezer Sparhawk in 1790. They will also see the reclaimed area along the West Branch of the White River and hear how the siblings worked with Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Services to plant native species that stabilize the banks, provide wildlife habitat, and improve water quality.

The 230-acre farm has been in the Lloyd family since the 1960s, and is nestled amongst the Green Mountains, adjacent to the Green Mountain National Forest. Siblings Chris Lloyd, Robin Lloyd, Lola Horowitz, and William Lloyd worked together to protect the land from development. Their property is bordered by the West Branch of the White River to the south, and is crossed by Wing Brook. Robin and Chris will host the tour.

The Vermont Land Trust is holding 40 events across Vermont on conserved farms, forests, and community spaces to celebrate 40 years of protecting the places that make Vermont special. Learn more at www.vlt.org/events.

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