Great News for Addison County Amphibians

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

It is a dream come true for Addison County amphibians as a coalition between the Monkton Conservation Commission, Lewis Creek Association, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and Vermont Agency of Transportation have worked together to bring to fruition a ten year plan to help save Addison County wildlife.

**Photograph courtesy of James Andrews.

The joint task force built two culverts in Monkton to support wildlife crossing of a main road with underpasses so amphibians can safely navigate between their breeding pools and overland wintering sites. During the last two weeks, cameras have recorded the safe passage of hundreds of both blue and yellow spotted salamanders, four toed salamanders, Eastern newts, spring peepers and wood frogs. It is estimated that these species previously had a higher than 50% mortaility rate during their spring and fall migrations because of this road crossing.

Thank you to everyone who helped bring these two culverts to fruition to help save Vermont amphibians. Great American Dream Realty supports all wildlife. If you would like to work with a wildlife friendly Realtor, contact us today!

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Lisa Von Domek
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What a great way to help nature...it seems that community support was certainly behind this effort!

Mar 28, 2016 01:38 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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How awesome it that, I find anyone who helps to preserve our environment, our wildlife deserves kudos, Endre

Mar 28, 2016 04:21 PM #2
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Lisa - That's really cool, and a very worthwhile effort. Amphibians play an important role in maintaining ecological balance, and road crossings are deadly for them.

Mar 29, 2016 04:58 AM #3
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