The Batten Kill: Save Us From Ourselves

Samuel Shultis expresses an alternative opinion in the recent war of ideas over how to save the Batten Kill: stop loving it — and Manchester, Vermont — to death. “What we have in the demise of the Batten Kill is an example of tourism on steroids. It was not that many years, Ken, when the fishing in the river was darn good. Imagine the effects of the asphalt runoff for a moment: the increased heating of the stream, the oils, human and animal wastes, solvents, all running down hill, so to speak, into the river.” In the Rutland, Vermont Herald.

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