Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated 10 years of Cady Hill Forest with us last week. Since its conservation as a town forest in 2012, Cady Hill has become a beloved cornerstone of our public landscape. We heard time and again this weekend “I can’t believe it’s been 10 years!”, and it is hard to imagine what Stowe might look like today without the incredible community effort it took to protect this special place.
This weekend's events showcased the many sides of the Cady Hill conservation project: as both a recreational hub for bikers, walkers, skiiers, snowshoers and more, as well as a provider of vital wildlife habitat in the center of town. During our naturalist walks and rides, we were able to focus on the rich community of plants and animals that call Cady Hill Home. And we were happy to host an amazing group of volunteers early in the week as we continue our work managing growths of invasive barberry.
The weekend would not have been a success without strong community support, and we thank you for coming out and showing your love for Cady Hill! And a special thanks is owed to all our community partners who supported the event: Stowe Trails Partnership and the Town of Stowe for co-hosting the many events; Strawberry Hill Farm, Pinnacle Ski and Sports, and the Backyard for serving as event venues; and Stowe Cider, the Alchemist, and Skinny Pancake for providing food and drink throughout the weekend. We also owe a big thanks to our event leaders and speakers: Steve Hagenbuch, Jed Lipsky, Meredith Naughten, Rick Sokoloff, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, and PrideRidesVT!
Thanks again for a great weekend. Here's to the next 10 years of Cady Hill!