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

February 7, 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…

Recently conserved: 23 acres on the South Branch of the Trout River

February 4, 2013

For generations the Mercy’s have farmed along the banks of the South Branch of the Trout River.  However, the difficulty of managing crops alongside an actively…

52 acres of floodplains conserved on the Saxtons River

September 11, 2012

The Vermont River Conservancy worked with Silos and Camilla Roberts to protect over 52 acres of their floodplains.  The Roberts’ property is mostly hay fields…

Help us clean up Fiddlehead Island in the CT River

September 7, 2012

Volunteers are needed to help remove trash and construct campsite amenities on Fiddlehead Island in Monroe on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and Sunday, September 30,…

Enosburg Falls River Access Park conserved!

August 17, 2012

The Vermont River Conservancy (VRC) has successfully insured permanent public access to a key section of the Missisquoi River.  This week the River Conservancy closed…

Reggie Ellingwood memorial

August 8, 2012

The Vermont River Conservancy Board and staff are very saddened by the sudden loss of a dear friend and dedicated conservationist, Reggie Ellingwood.  Reggie recently…

Tom Slayton’s commentary on the Upper Connecticut

June 22, 2012

In early June a team of Vermont River Conservancy staff, Board members, consultants and guests paddled the Upper Connecticut River from Lemington to Maidstone, camping…

First National Blueway Designated on the Connecticut River

June 4, 2012

VRC’s collaborative partnership with the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail has been recognized by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar: On May 24th he signed a Secretarial Order establishing a…

Almost conserved! Enosburg Falls River Access Park

May 31, 2012

As of August 2 2012, we have raised over 98% of the $189,250 necessary for protecting public access to the Missisquoi River in Enosburg Falls.  With your…

Thank you Town of Enosburgh!

April 3, 2012

On April 2nd the Town of Enosburgh Selectboard voted to dedicate $10,000 from the Enosburgh Conservation Fund to help create an Enosburg Falls River Access Park…

Stewardship in the wake of Irene

April 3, 2012

The flood waters may have receded, but they’ve left a tide of Japanese Knotweed stems in their wake.  Because it is able to grow from…

Stephan Syz nominated for CVPS-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

April 3, 2012

Congratulations Stephan!  VRC’s co-founder, trustee and volunteer extraordinaire, Stephan Syz, has been nominated for the CVPS-Zetterstrom Environmental Award in recognition of his ceaseless commitment to…

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