River Education Archive

CT River Paddlers’ Trail Map Now Available!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The Vermont River Conservancy, in partnership with the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, is pleased to announce a Wilderness Map Company publication:


Waterproof Recreation Map & Guide

Vermont – New Hampshire

Cover of Map

The Upper Connecticut River contains some of the most appealing landscapes of New England.  This double-sided map is the most complete and ever made of the waterway to serve paddlers, boaters, fishermen, bird lovers, and casual tourists.

Unique design details include:

  • Waterproof, ten parcel, two sided map covering 280 river miles
  • All river based recreational facilities (Access points, primitive campsites, campgrounds, portage trails, points of interest)
  • Business of interest to visitors (oufitters, lodging establishments, convenience stores)
  • Other recreational opportunities (side hikes, bike routes and paths, museums and cultural attractions)
  • Natural and cultural history insights
  • River mileages for access points and campsites
  • Recommended river trips and their durations
  • Folds to a 4″ x 9″ size and fits snugly into a counter-top brochure holder for easy display and sales.  Un-folded copies will be provided for display.

The map comes on waterproof plastic-stock and costs $9.95.  All map proceeds support trail stewardship.

Buy Yours Now!

This map was designed through the collaborative efforts of over fifteen regional organizations working to develop the paddlers’ trail.

For more information or wholesale orders, contact:

Luke O’Brien, luke@northwoodscenter.org, 802-723-6551 Ext. 117


Noah Pollock, noah@vermontriverconservancy.org, 802-540-0319

This map was developed by the Vermont River Conservancy, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks & Recreation with additional support from the Vermont Recreation Trails Program and the Tillotson Foundation.

Visit the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail for more information.

How to be flood prepared…

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

June 27,  2013: Vermont rivers are full, and with more rain storms on the way beginning this evening and through the weekend, please be flood smart: clear out any clogged culverts on or near your property, turn around instead of driving flooded roads, and respect the power of flooding rivers by moving yourself out of harms way and securing important items.  Check out this great flood preparation checklist from the Friends of the Mad River.  And stay up to date with the most recent flood warnings from the National Weather Service.


Public Access x 2!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Watch this interview of VRC founder Stephan Syz, about the need to conserve public access to Vermont’s Rivers, on Senator Bill Doyle’s public access television show Vermont Issues!

Thank you Senator Bill Doyle and Orca Media – for helping VRC share the importance of protecting our state’s shorelands.

VRC & VLT partner with landowners to create riparian buffers on the Lamoille River

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

We are partnering with the Vermont Land Trust and willing landowners to help increase riparian buffers along the Lamoille River. The former power company Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, now Green Mountain Power, is helping fund feasibility research into expanding naturally vegetated riparian buffers in areas impacted by their operations. Increasing riparian buffers improves water quality, river bank stability, wildlife habitat, and flood resiliency.

Initial mapping of the targeted area has identified over thirty high priority parcels for creating riparian buffers – many on farm land already conserved by the Vermont Land Trust. VRC and VLT will work together with interested landowners to create a more ecologically robust and flood resilient Lamoille River. Creating riparian buffers upstream can help improve water quality downstream, and this has direct benefits for Lake Champlain, parts of which suffer from poor water quality in the summer.

Funding for this project is provided by Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) through the VT Agency of Natural Resources Ecosystem Restoration Grant program, and the Vermont Community Foundation’s Lake Champlain Tributaries Restoration grants.


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