Friday, April 9, 2010

Vermont awards $150,000 for critter crossing

Why did the salamander cross the road? Because he wanted to check out the $150,000 tunnel built just for him.

State officials in Vermont awarded a six-figure grant last week to the Monkton Conservation Commission to build a tunnel under a busy street for salamanders and reptiles. The tunnel, or culvert, is expected to be completed in the city of Monkton by 2011.

Commission Chairman Chris Slesar said the structure is necessary to help safeguard the local amphibian population. Salamanders make the trek across the road each year "like clockwork" to reach a swamp used for mating. READ MORE...

1 comment:

  1. What a joke. Most humans don't use crossings, they cross where they want too. Salamanders are suppose to wake up one day and know where to cross and stay out of the street after years of crossing the street? Rediculous.