Dunn's Vision Unveiled At Eagle Point
Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Robin Smith, Orleans Co Record
DERBY -- Jean Maxwell and Pat Vana walked the hiking path across the rolling hay fields of Eagle Point Friday morning.
Nearby, a young boy paused to look through a camera at the pair of ospreys who have hatched two chicks on a platform in the distance.
In those fields, 60 pairs of rare prairie birds like bob-o-links are nesting.
All of this would please Michael Dunn, the late Derby man who donated a huge tract of forest and field on the shore of international Lake Memphremagog to U.S. and Quebec authorities -- on condition that the area would be open to the public while protecting wildlife.
On Friday, nearly 100 people gathered under a white tent on the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area of 457 acres in Vermont to celebrate Dunn's vision of a land preserved for wildlife and for people too.(Click on pdf below to read more.)