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Jan. 13, 2011

Wildlife tracking in Williston

Williston has retained an ecological services and consulting firm to research wildlife corridors in town, and wants permission from residents to allow a biologist to track wildlife on their property this winter.

Next Thursday, Town Planner Jessica Andreoletti and a biologist from Arrowwood Environmental LLC will host an informational public meeting about the project. The 6 p.m. meeting on Jan. 20 will take place at Town Hall.

Andreoletti has sent letters to the 82 landowners who live within the wildlife corridors, and encouraged other residents to participate in the study.

Andreolotti said data collected from the project will provide the basis for wildlife habitat management in Williston. As Williston continues to grow, the town wants to balance wildlife conservation with development.

For more information, contact Andreoletti at 802-878-6704 x4 or jandreoletti@willistontown.com.

Flu clinics scheduled

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties is hosting three public flu clinics in the area this winter, including two this weekend.

The clinics are open to anyone 3 and older, and attendees can obtain flu vaccinations. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted for payment, but the card must be presented at the time of service. Otherwise, the charge for a flu vaccine is $30. A press release from the VNA noted that seasonal flu activity often peaks in January and February.

The clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the VNA, 1110 Prim Road in Colchester, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the University Mall in South Burlington.

A third clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 26 at the VNA.

For more information, call 658-1900 or visit www.healthvermont.gov.