In Vermont, the Clear Water Carbon Fund is planting trees in the White River and Lake Memphremagog watersheds.
White River Watershed The White River watershed encompasses 710 square miles in central Vermont before meeting the Connecticut River in the Town of Hartford. The White River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the State of Vermont and provides nursery habitat for juvenile Atlantic salmon and potential spawning habitat for adults. Over the past two years, the Clear Water Carbon Fund partnered with The White River Partnership 750 trees to help restore areas destroyed by severe flooding during during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. All the trees were planted by local elementary and high school students to gain a hands-on understanding of the importance of trees to help stabilize the riverbank and create a diverse ecosystem, which will benefit migratory songbirds and other wildlife.