Hot Spot

Bourn Pond | Aug 18-22, 2022

Arlington, VT

Bourn Pond, located in the Lye Brook Wilderness near Arlington, VT, is a popular spot for hiking, camping, and fishing. It is part of Green Mountain National Forest, which is a day’s drive for approximately 70 million people. Impacts from increased recreation are becoming more and more evident at Bourn Pond. Some of the most concerning impacts include damaged vegetation, water resource impacts, litter, campfire impacts and campsite impacts. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Bourn Pond leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*Bourn Pond is located on the ancestral lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), Mohican, Abenaki/Abénaquis, and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Learn More & Get Involved:

Saturday, August 20: Hot Spot partners will be at the Best of Vermont Summer Festival educating the public about Leave No Trace skills and ethics, minimizing our impacts and enjoying the outdoors responsibly in areas including Bourn Pond and beyond. 12:00 -7:00 pm, Ludlow, VT

Leave No Trace Traveling Team members will also be in the field at Bourn Pond and Stratton Pond educating visitors about Leave No Trace skills, practices and ethics to protect these special resources.

Sunday, August 21: Leave No Trace, US Forest Service representatives, and other Hot Spot partners will be at the Best of Vermont Summer Festival educating the public about Leave No Trace skills and ethics, minimizing our impacts and enjoying the outdoors responsibly in areas including Bourn Pond and beyond. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Ludlow, VT

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