Fall colors along waterway © Kurt Budlinger

Protecting Exceptional Lands Along Our Waters

Engage. Protect. Restore.

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

A group swims at the base of a waterfall in a Vermont River

Invest in Rivers

Swimming holes and paddlers' trails, fishing holes and wildlife homes. We can't protect these special places without you. Give today to help us protect your favorite Vermont waters.

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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