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State Grant Signals Capital Improvements at Rock Point

State Grant Signals Capital Improvements at Rock Point

Following the recent announcement of a $45,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program of the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation, the Episcopal Church in Vermont (also known as the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont) is gearing up for improvements to the Holy Trinity Trail and North Beach Access Trails at Rock Point. The upgrades, which are scheduled to begin in August, are intended to improve sustainability and public use.

The Trails represent the most recent stage in a series of capital improvements at Rock Point.

The Trails represent the most recent stage in a series of capital improvements to the iconic 130-acre property adjacent to Lake Champlain. In January, the Diocese purchased the Solar Farm that powers the houses and facilities located at Rock Point, and in April replaced the roof on the Bishop Booth Conference Center. Plans include upgrades to the cabins and waterfront program at Rock Point Camp, as well as ongoing preservation of the historic Bishop’s House and farmhouse. All of the enhancements are part of the ongoing vision of Rock Point “to be a welcoming sanctuary of spirituality, creativity, community, education, training, and environmental stewardship.”

The Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, said, “We would like to thank the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation Part for selecting the Diocese as a grant recipient and helping position Rock Point as a place where Church meets Community.”

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 embrace. Rock Point offers a lively array of opportunities: workshops, retreats, youth activities, community gardens, hiking and other forms of recreation. Learn more online at http://rockpointvt.org.

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