Mobbs Committee

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The Mobbs Committee, under the direction of the Selectboard, oversees the management and maintenance of the Mobbs Property in Jericho. This committee meets every 4th Monday of each month.

If you would like to contact the Mobbs Farm Committee; you can email them at mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov

We would like to advise visitors to MOBBS Farm to consider parking at the Browns Trace Lot.

If the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot is full, please use MOBBS FARM parking at 510 Browns Trace

Thank-you!


July 2021 Monthly Mobbs Newsletter


July rains have really helped the flora and fauna at Mobbs Farm. Dozens of varieties of mushrooms have sprouted and foragers have been having a lot of fun seeking out their favorites for harvest. The welcomed rain also arrived just in time for the blackberries and blueberries to pop. With the arrival of August, berry picking season at Mobbs is in full swing! Come on out to enjoy the berries, while they last.

There have been numerous sightings of black bear in and around Mobbs. A mom and her two cubs have been spotted by visitors and neighbors who live adjacent to the property, so please be sure to keep your dogs within sight while enjoying the trails. For wildlife viewing enthusiasts, check out the beaver dams on Mill Brook. Impressive!

A visitor recently reported discovering an abandoned camp fire, near one of the popular Mill Brook swimming holes, this past month. Despite recent rains, it is beyond belief that someone would leave a fire burning in the forest at Mobbs Farm. This is obviously extremely dangerous behavior and cannot be permitted. Thankfully, the person who came upon the abandoned fire took the time to put it out and posted a brief account of this incident on Front Porch Forum. In the event of discovering this kind of situation, or any similar, unwise behavior, kindly send the committee an email at: mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov so that we are aware and can hopefully remedy the problem. Thanks!

Boldt, Smith, Glanz

A small, but important trail connector was recently added to the “BIG BOULDER” trail, adjacent to the new Solar Farm. Committee members Riley Glanz, Christine Smith and Nancy Boldt (pictured) pitched in to clear stumps, dig out rocks and bench the new trail section that will be an important link to the trail running along the west side of the Solar Farm. Solar Farm Construction work is still underway and we greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation, staying out of the construction site, as it nears completion, probably sometime in August. The committee hopes to finalize our ongoing trail mapping project, right around the same time that the solar farm installation is complete. Stay tuned!

Four new blueberry bushes have been added to the New Orchard section of Mobbs Farm. There are still some berries on the bushes, so enjoy while they last. The new bushes may be found below the topped, dead elm on the northern border of the orchard, by the trail entrance.

Saturday, August 28th will feature our Late Summer Trail Maintenance Day at Mobbs Farm. We will be meeting at the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot and dividing up into work crew teams at 9:00 AM. Anyone interested in joining the fun should bring appropriate work clothing, water bottle, snack and mask. We will be maintaining Covid-19 protocols during the work day and welcome any volunteers who are able to join us on the 28th. Bridge repair will definitely be an area of focus that day.

Special thanks to recently departed Mobbs Farm Committee member, Mike Rocheleau. Mike served on the committee for a number of years, most recently as budget manager. As a former Chair of the committee, we greatly appreciate his leadership and countless hours, working on the many initiatives undertaken by the committee. He will be sorely missed! With 8 members currently on the committee, there is a vacancy waiting to be filled. If you enjoy Mobbs Farm and would like to roll up your sleeves to work on the committee, please let us know by emailing: mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov We will get back to anyone who contacts us as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your interest.

The next meeting of the Mobbs Farm Committee will take place Monday, August 23rd at 7:00 PM. We are meeting at Town Hall, or you may join the meeting via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be included on our meeting agenda, posted the week before the meeting.



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The Mobbs Committee, under the direction of the Selectboard, oversees the management and maintenance of the Mobbs Property in Jericho. This committee meets every 4th Monday of each month.

If you would like to contact the Mobbs Farm Committee; you can email them at mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov

We would like to advise visitors to MOBBS Farm to consider parking at the Browns Trace Lot.

If the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot is full, please use MOBBS FARM parking at 510 Browns Trace

Thank-you!


July 2021 Monthly Mobbs Newsletter


July rains have really helped the flora and fauna at Mobbs Farm. Dozens of varieties of mushrooms have sprouted and foragers have been having a lot of fun seeking out their favorites for harvest. The welcomed rain also arrived just in time for the blackberries and blueberries to pop. With the arrival of August, berry picking season at Mobbs is in full swing! Come on out to enjoy the berries, while they last.

There have been numerous sightings of black bear in and around Mobbs. A mom and her two cubs have been spotted by visitors and neighbors who live adjacent to the property, so please be sure to keep your dogs within sight while enjoying the trails. For wildlife viewing enthusiasts, check out the beaver dams on Mill Brook. Impressive!

A visitor recently reported discovering an abandoned camp fire, near one of the popular Mill Brook swimming holes, this past month. Despite recent rains, it is beyond belief that someone would leave a fire burning in the forest at Mobbs Farm. This is obviously extremely dangerous behavior and cannot be permitted. Thankfully, the person who came upon the abandoned fire took the time to put it out and posted a brief account of this incident on Front Porch Forum. In the event of discovering this kind of situation, or any similar, unwise behavior, kindly send the committee an email at: mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov so that we are aware and can hopefully remedy the problem. Thanks!

Boldt, Smith, Glanz

A small, but important trail connector was recently added to the “BIG BOULDER” trail, adjacent to the new Solar Farm. Committee members Riley Glanz, Christine Smith and Nancy Boldt (pictured) pitched in to clear stumps, dig out rocks and bench the new trail section that will be an important link to the trail running along the west side of the Solar Farm. Solar Farm Construction work is still underway and we greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation, staying out of the construction site, as it nears completion, probably sometime in August. The committee hopes to finalize our ongoing trail mapping project, right around the same time that the solar farm installation is complete. Stay tuned!

Four new blueberry bushes have been added to the New Orchard section of Mobbs Farm. There are still some berries on the bushes, so enjoy while they last. The new bushes may be found below the topped, dead elm on the northern border of the orchard, by the trail entrance.

Saturday, August 28th will feature our Late Summer Trail Maintenance Day at Mobbs Farm. We will be meeting at the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot and dividing up into work crew teams at 9:00 AM. Anyone interested in joining the fun should bring appropriate work clothing, water bottle, snack and mask. We will be maintaining Covid-19 protocols during the work day and welcome any volunteers who are able to join us on the 28th. Bridge repair will definitely be an area of focus that day.

Special thanks to recently departed Mobbs Farm Committee member, Mike Rocheleau. Mike served on the committee for a number of years, most recently as budget manager. As a former Chair of the committee, we greatly appreciate his leadership and countless hours, working on the many initiatives undertaken by the committee. He will be sorely missed! With 8 members currently on the committee, there is a vacancy waiting to be filled. If you enjoy Mobbs Farm and would like to roll up your sleeves to work on the committee, please let us know by emailing: mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov We will get back to anyone who contacts us as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your interest.

The next meeting of the Mobbs Farm Committee will take place Monday, August 23rd at 7:00 PM. We are meeting at Town Hall, or you may join the meeting via ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be included on our meeting agenda, posted the week before the meeting.



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Do you have a comment about Mobbs Farm? Go ahead and comment.  Be assured we are reading the comments and considering them.

Please feel free to join us at our next informational ZOOM session, Feb. 27th at 5:30 PM. and ask your questions there.

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    I support conserving Mobbs Farm, but I am opposed to hunting on it. How can that be accomplished?

    Lance Polya asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your comment and question.  The Mobbs Committee has received it and is considering it.

    Please feel free to join us and ask that question at our next informational ZOOM session, Feb. 27th at 5:30 PM. 

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87394326182?pwd=cFVldW45UzlEUHZBZUIvK3VCZzNhQT09 

     Meeting ID: 873 9432 6182
     Passcode: 626347