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Plans for Conservation Easement Make Progress

Plans for Conservation Easement Make Progress

Rock Point Pursues Multi-Partner Approach to Preservation & Public Access

By Laurie Broughton

The Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, at the request of the Rock Point Board, have moved closer to conveying a conservation easement on a twenty-acre parcel of the Rock Point property bordering the City of Burlington’s Arms Grant Park by approving a Purchase and Sales Agreement with the Lake Champlain Land Trust (LCLT), which will hold the easement. This agreement represents the next step in a cooperative effort between LCLT, the City of Burlington, and the Diocese for the maintenance of trails, the preservation of sensitive ecosystems, and public access between Rock Point and the Arms Grant Park.

About Rock Point

Since 1855, Rock Point has served as a unique center of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, welcoming friends and neighbors attracted to its natural beauty and its peaceful, quiet, and social embrace. Each year, nearly 10,000 people come to Rock Point, finding a place to walk, seek solitude, learn, play, sing, pray, think, share, and be. Learn more about this diocesan treasure at

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