Family walking at North Branch Cascades

Protecting Exceptional Lands Along Our Waters

Engage. Protect. Restore.

We engage communities to protect and restore Vermont rivers for kids, communities, wildlife, and you.

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On the heels of this summer's floods, it’s clear that our rivers – and our communities – need our help. Give today to protect and restore rivers for people and wildlife.

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Events

Putney: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Wednesday March 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Putney Public Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Green River Meadows

Rockingham: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Thursday March 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Rockingham Free Public Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Hancock Brook swimming hole in summer

South Londonderry: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Monday March 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | South Londonderry Free Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Stick season on a Vermont river

Wilmington: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Thursday April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Wilmington's Pettee Memorial Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Rocks along a river surrounded by mossy forest

Dover: Reading the River, A poetry Workshop

Thursday April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Dover Free Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Tree covered river in Vermont

Brattleboro: Reading the River, Poetry Workshop Series

Tuesdays from 3/26 to 4/23 | 12-2 p.m. | Brooks Memorial Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Statewide map of all sites protected by the Vermont River Conservancy

Find Your River

Since 1995, we’ve helped protect nearly 100 special places – swimming holes, paddlers trails, and fishing access sites, and habitat for warblers and wood turtles. Discover the places we've worked to protect, and plan your next adventure.

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North Branch of the Winooski River in Vermont

Landowner Toolbox

Behind each of our conservation projects is a visionary landowner. Thinking about the future of your land can be overwhelming, but we can help you find a solution that’s right for you. Whether you’re a landowner, or whether you’re someone who sees a great opportunity in your community, start here to learn how you can make a difference.

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Vermont river clean up crew