Around Town (6/4/09)

June 4, 2009

Help clean Muddy Brook

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District hopes volunteers can make the Muddy Brook a bit cleaner on Saturday.

The district is organizing a clean-up effort to remove trash and debris from a section of the Muddy Brook at the border of Williston and South Burlington. The cleanup will take place between Marshall Avenue and Williston Road.

The effort is a collaboration between the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, the towns of South Burlington and Williston, South Burlington Stormwater Utility and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Ashley Lidman, assistant manager of the conservation district, said the cleanup will become an annual project.

Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes or boots, and bring water, gloves, a hat, bug spray and sunscreen.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, contact Lidman at 865-7895 x104 or

Water and sewer bills

Williston has mailed its water and sewer bills. The bills are due on June 30. For more information, contact Kimberly Richburg at Williston Public Works and Recreation at

Get your sweet potatoes

Red Wagon Plants of Hinesburg and Friends of Burlington Gardens will join forces this weekend to present the Champlain Valley Sweet Potato Slip Sale.

More than 1600 Beauregard sweet potato slips will be available at the sale. All proceeds will support garden-based outreach in the Burlington area and across Vermont.

According to information provided by Jim Flint, executive director of Friends of Burlington Gardens, each slip can produce a fall harvest of up to six sweet potatoes. The slips are potted, hardened off, and ready for transplanting in any garden.

The sale will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday while supplies last, and take place at the Red Wagon Plants greenhouse, 2408 Shelburne Falls Road in Hinesburg. For more information, visit or