MRBA turns 20

By Tom Benton

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BAKERSFIELD — Federal funding for the Missisquoi and Trout Wild and Scenic River Assistance project, an effort of the Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA), just skyrocketed from $13,000 to a total of $90,000.

MRBA President John Little signed the agreement between MRBA and the National Park Service, increasing MRBA’s available funds for the fiscal year 2017 by $77,000.

In 2014, the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers became the first Vermont waterways added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The assistance project aims to do just that: provide assistance in maintenance and research regarding these federally protected waterways. The assistance project aims to do just that: provide assistance in maintenance and research regarding these federally protected waterways.

The funds will be available until Sept. 30, 2020.