Johnson Farm WMA Campsite and Bill Schomburg Dedication and Paddle

Help construct a new campsite on the Upper Connecticut, and improve the campsites at Lyman Falls!
The new campsite will be established at the recently protected Johnson Farm Wildlife Management Area in Canaan, Vermont. This project will demonstrate how paddling can be a low impact, recreational opportunity compatible with goals of protecting farmland and wildlife habitat.

On Saturday, work will involve constructing timber access stairs, a picnic table, box privy, and installing signage at the new campsite.
On Sunday, we will spend some time completing maintenance at an island campsite at Lyman Falls, including clearing the trails to the privy, installing signage and steps.
Also on Sunday, at noon there will a dedication ceremony and paddle in honor of Bill Schomburg, who was a stalwart advocate for the protection and responsible public use of the Connecticut River.
This will be followed by a community paddle.

Volunteers are invited to come for a day or stay for the weekend as part of a Northern Forest Canoe Trail Waterway Work trip.
Advanced registration for the full work trip required at

For more information or to rsvp as a participant on Sunday, contact Noah Pollock (

Volunteer Opportunity
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 05:00 to Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 03:00
Vermont Fish and Wildlife