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!



MOBBS MONTHLY

The Mobbs Farm Committee Newsletter

April/May, 2022

By far, the biggest news that we have for this edition of our newsletter is that as of May 12th, 2022:

MOBBS FARM IS NOW OFFICIALLY CONSERVED!!


Conservation Easement Signing Ceremony, Jericho Town Hall, May 12, 2022 (L-R) Town Admin. John Abbott, Town Attorney, Paula Carrier, VLT Attorney, Bob Heiser, VLT

Three years of work with the Vermont Land Trust culminated with the establishment of a Conservation Easement, that guarantees that the property known as Mobbs Farm is now conserved land. Moving forward the land is now protected from being developed. The members of the Mobbs Farm Committee send their sincere thanks to Livy Strong, of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust, Tom Baribeault of the Jericho Conservation Committee, Bob Heiser of the Vermont Land Trust, the Town of Jericho Selectboard, our Town Administrator, John Abbott and residents of the Town of Jericho, who voted by a whopping 91% “YES” to conserve Mobbs Farm, on Town Meeting Day, protecting this wonderful property, from being developed. The easement has been established “into perpetuity”, guaranteeing that this land, located in the heart of our beautiful town, will remain open and wild for generations to come!

April and May really ran the gamete as far as weather was concerned. We went from skiing, to slogging in mud, to hot and steamy conditions, all within the span of a few weeks. Temps on the first day of May ran as low as 32 degrees at Mobbs Farm, increasing into the lower 90’s by the middle of the month! With the wild swings in temperature as spring unfolded, TICKS came out of their winter slumber with a vengeance. When visiting Mobbs, please be sure to exercise caution by tucking your pant legs into your socks, wear light colored clothing and be sure to do a thorough tick-check on you and your pets before heading home. Throwing your clothes into the dryer is a good way to rid your clothing of any hitchhiking ticks that may want to take up residence in your abode. For more info, please checks this link: https://www.healthvermont.gov/disease-control/tickborne-diseases/information-ticks-vermont

In May, a strong windstorm hit parts of Chittenden County and ravaged some sections of Mobbs Farm. Specifically, there are sections of the western part of the Riverview Trail that had to be closed, due to numerous large trees and root-ball sections that are blocking the trail. Working with our partners from Fellowship of the Wheel, we are working on clearing out the damaged areas and hope to reopen the closed sections in the weeks ahead. For your safety, please abide by the signs closing down specific sections.

Two Trail Maintenance Days took place in May! Special thanks to volunteers who pitched in, especially the group of Mount Mansfield Union High Schoolers who helped out on May 31st, clearing trails, moving wood chips and working in the orchard. Much appreciated!

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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!



MOBBS MONTHLY

The Mobbs Farm Committee Newsletter

April/May, 2022

By far, the biggest news that we have for this edition of our newsletter is that as of May 12th, 2022:

MOBBS FARM IS NOW OFFICIALLY CONSERVED!!


Conservation Easement Signing Ceremony, Jericho Town Hall, May 12, 2022 (L-R) Town Admin. John Abbott, Town Attorney, Paula Carrier, VLT Attorney, Bob Heiser, VLT

Three years of work with the Vermont Land Trust culminated with the establishment of a Conservation Easement, that guarantees that the property known as Mobbs Farm is now conserved land. Moving forward the land is now protected from being developed. The members of the Mobbs Farm Committee send their sincere thanks to Livy Strong, of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust, Tom Baribeault of the Jericho Conservation Committee, Bob Heiser of the Vermont Land Trust, the Town of Jericho Selectboard, our Town Administrator, John Abbott and residents of the Town of Jericho, who voted by a whopping 91% “YES” to conserve Mobbs Farm, on Town Meeting Day, protecting this wonderful property, from being developed. The easement has been established “into perpetuity”, guaranteeing that this land, located in the heart of our beautiful town, will remain open and wild for generations to come!

April and May really ran the gamete as far as weather was concerned. We went from skiing, to slogging in mud, to hot and steamy conditions, all within the span of a few weeks. Temps on the first day of May ran as low as 32 degrees at Mobbs Farm, increasing into the lower 90’s by the middle of the month! With the wild swings in temperature as spring unfolded, TICKS came out of their winter slumber with a vengeance. When visiting Mobbs, please be sure to exercise caution by tucking your pant legs into your socks, wear light colored clothing and be sure to do a thorough tick-check on you and your pets before heading home. Throwing your clothes into the dryer is a good way to rid your clothing of any hitchhiking ticks that may want to take up residence in your abode. For more info, please checks this link: https://www.healthvermont.gov/disease-control/tickborne-diseases/information-ticks-vermont

In May, a strong windstorm hit parts of Chittenden County and ravaged some sections of Mobbs Farm. Specifically, there are sections of the western part of the Riverview Trail that had to be closed, due to numerous large trees and root-ball sections that are blocking the trail. Working with our partners from Fellowship of the Wheel, we are working on clearing out the damaged areas and hope to reopen the closed sections in the weeks ahead. For your safety, please abide by the signs closing down specific sections.

Two Trail Maintenance Days took place in May! Special thanks to volunteers who pitched in, especially the group of Mount Mansfield Union High Schoolers who helped out on May 31st, clearing trails, moving wood chips and working in the orchard. Much appreciated!

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  • LATE SUMMER TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY

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    Please join the Mobbs Farm Committee for our LATE SUMMER TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY, Saturday, August 28th, 9:00 - Noon. We will be meeting at the Fitzsimonds Road Parking lot and form small groups before heading out to: Fix bridges, clear drainages, remove stones and get the trails ready for the busy fall foliage season.

    Please wear work clothes, boots, gloves and bring your mask for occasions when working in close proximity to others. If you have any favorite trail working tools, please bring them. Kindly carpool, if possible. Many thanks in advance to any volunteers who can pitch in to assist this Saturday morning!

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