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Valley Ridge is a currently undeveloped 18 acre natural area with riparian floodplain forest along the Winooski River in South Burlington. It is a vital wildlife corridor that allows mobility up and down the Winooski River without having to cross Interstate 89. Valley Ridge connects to Centennial Woods and is contiguous with Caitlin Island and Casavant Natural Area across the Winooski River. Valley Ridge has served as a corridor for bobcat and provides habitat for otter, beaver, muskrat, mink, fox, deer, and raccoon. Valley Ridge’s floodplain supports a diversity of ferns and waterfowl while a power line right of way maintains a meadow with a variety of wildflowers and pollinators.