|Chapin, at right, announces funding dollars.|
I attended an event in Airport Park, which also happens to be the start of the 4-mile Causeway Trail. 2011 was a difficult time to live close to the shoreline. Lake Champlain received record high water, destroying the Causeway's surface and left collapsed portions of Burlington's waterfront path. But as we soon discovered there is an outpouring of federal, state, and private funding, attaining an amazing 80% of the required reconstruction total.
|Many show up for the big announcement. Former governor|
Howard Dean hands over a 5,000 dollar check.
|Current 6-passenger bike ferry. This ran on weekends across The Cut through 2010.|
|The Causeway spans two cities and two counties.|
Afterward, I decided to take different roads back home. I reflected on the amazing experience. I am confident that the remainder of the money will be raised by the end of the year.