REI Grant Advances LCC’s Trail & Field Work

A grant from outdoor gear co-op REI will enable LCC to purchase signage for Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail sites, update website content, and produce informational materials about the Trail. The funds will also cover a touring kayak and related gear for LCC field programs. “This REI grant will help us publicize the Trail, re-sign locations and upgrade our equipment,” notes LCC Executive Director Lori Fisher. “We’re grateful for the support to advance our stewardship.” REI will also be partnering with LCC on April Stools’ Day and aquatic invasive species assessments. “REI believes access to healthy waterways is a right for all. Outdoor recreation and life on our planet would not be possible without waterway protection and the hard work of organizations like the Lake Champlain Committee,” said Laurie Singer, Marketing Coordinator for REI’s new store in Williston, Vermont. “We look forward to working with them for many years to come as we tackle local and persisting problems and improve access.”