May 26, 2010
WATERBURY, VT – Going fishing and boating in Vermont just got a little easier. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has been working with a variety of partners to design and construct courtesy docks for fishing access areas around the state.
One of those partners is a Boy Scout from Williston who built a dock for his Eagle Scout project. The department also worked with the Vermont State Police to obtain recreational boating safety funds from the United States Coast Guard. These funds allowed for six docks to be installed at fishing access areas in the Northeast Kingdom, the Connecticut River, and the Champlain Valley.
Two new docks are being constructed to replace the old dock at the St. Albans Bay Fishing Access Area. Larabee’s Point Fishing Access Area will also receive a new 50 ft dock. Both are scheduled to be installed before July 4th.
The Fish and Wildlife Department’s fishing access areas are bought and maintained with funds from user fees: fishing licenses, boat registrations, and a marine fuel tax. These docks will make it easier for anglers and boaters to launch their boats at the fishing access areas and enjoy the wonderful lakes and rivers throughout Vermont.
For more information, call Mike Wichrowski at 802-241-3447.
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 26, 2010 15:35:19