Memphremagog Watershed Association to host Watershed News and Brews event

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NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) will hold the third in a series of Watershed News and Brews events on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, Newport.

The event will feature the film “The Northern Forest Canoe Trail,” made possible by WeLeaf and filmed in August, September, and October 2019. The 740-mile water trail, completed in 2006, stretches from Old Forge, New York, to Fort Kent, Maine, passing through private and public lands.

The trail follows traditional travel routes used by Native Americans, settlers, and guides and is the longest inland water trail in the nation. 174 miles of the Canoe Trail are in Vermont, including Island Pond, The Upper Clyde, and Lake Memphremagog.

Guest speaker Russ Ford, who completed the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail in 2015, will also be featured. Mr. Ford holds a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Vermont and serves on the Board of the Green Mountain Club.

MWA Project Manager Patrick Hurley will provide an update on the organization’s activities during the last six months and plans for 2024.

The program for the evening is as follows:

5:15 – Refreshments and Welcome – Tom Latta, President MWA
5:30 – MWA Project Manager, Patrick Hurley
5:45 – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail
6:30 – Guest Speaker, Russ Ford

Complementary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided by the Eastside.

To reserve a space for this event, register at memphremagogwatershedassociation.com/events or call 802-497-0160.

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