Lowell Mountain Open House: January 29th 2012

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Are You:


In favor of wind power but conflicted about industrial ridgeline development?

Concerned about loss of wildlife habitat, water quality issues, and/or

the aesthetics of industrial wind on ridgelines?

Undecided about industrial wind in the Lowell Mountains?

In favor of wind development along the Lowell ridgeline and wondering why people are opposed?

Curious about what it looks like up on the mountain right now?

Want to go for a hike to see the mountain and hear about the issues?




To an Open House at the Albany Community School on Sunday January 29th to learn more about Green Mountain Power’s Lowell project. The event has two parts:

HIKE:  12:30 pm

                  Q & A:  3:00 PM (approximately)


HIKERS: Meet at Albany Community School at 12:30 PM  We will carpool to the base of the mountain and hike up to view the crane path construction on the ridgeline.


            Details:  Wear warm clothing and a hat (temperature and wind chill are lower on the ridge),

and warm winter boots with good traction (the trail is steep).  Bring a walking stick if you

wish and a daypack with water, snacks, and extra clothes.  The hike takes 30 – 60 minutes.


The Schedule:  12:45 pm: Gather the base for a short overview of project; start hiking

At 1:00 pm. At the top, there will be an orientation to the site. You can walk around, eat,

visit, and ask questions of our volunteers. Helpers will be available to guide folks back down

at fifteen minute intervals.  Afterwards we carpool back to the Albany School for a Question

and Answer session.  Refreshments will be provided.


            What you can expect at the site: Our presence at the camp, which is on undisputed

property, is legal.  We do not anticipate there will be construction activity that day. From the

camp you can see the crane path through the trees; if you cross to the disputed property you

can obtain a better view of the construction site, although there may be law enforcement on

the disputed property.  At the camp there are tarps and a warm fire.  Bring a mug to have tea

or cocoa with your snack.

QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION: At the Albany Community School Gymnasium, 3 – 5pm.  To answer questions about the project, not to debate whether turbines on ridgelines are public good projects. Refreshments will be served.


Please join us, and bring your friends!


Questions?  Contact Anne Morse at amorse@sterlingcollege.edu or 802-281-4432.

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