DO NOT SWIM! Vermont waters are currently unsafe. Due to significant rain and flooding in most of Vermont on July 10th, with rains continuing on July 11th, currents are very strong. Also, most rivers are filled with debris, effluent, chemicals, fertilizers, etc. and are unsafe for swimming.



Another Paddlers’ Trail Campsite on the Upper Connecticut River

February 25, 2011

Located in Brunswick on the Upper Connecticut River, the Maine Central Railroad Trestle Campsite is now permanently protected for public access.  The easement on this parcel…

Winooski River Access Parcel Conserved

February 3, 2011

A Winooski River access parcel in Moretown, just downstream of the confluence of the Mad River, was acquired for permanent conservation at the end of…

New VRC Project Recognized by Willem Lange

January 26, 2011

In his weekly Times Argus column, Willem Lange, a well-known Vermont writer, storyteller and avid paddler and hiker, recently recognized VRC’s current work to conserve…

Northwest VT River Corridors Protected

January 7, 2011

VRC closed out 2010 with the purchase of two river corridor easements in Northwest Vermont.  Both of the projects were on farms, and provided buffers…

Key North Branch Parcel Conserved

November 18, 2010

Eighty-eight acres of land along the North Branch of the Winooski River will be protected from development, thanks to a local conservancy group, state money…

Two VRC Projects Completed

October 27, 2010

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VRC Recycles A House

July 9, 2010

VRC engaged a contractor to take down the building on the “Dumaine Parcel” near the East Branch of the Nulhegan River and grade the site….

Multi-Faceted Group Discusses Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail

January 15, 2010

Representatives of nearly 15 conservation and resource groups met recently to discuss organizing a Connecticut River paddlers’ trail of campsites and access points running from…

Work Group Focuses on the North Branch of the Winooski River

November 30, 2009

The VRC Board has recognized the unique characteristics of the North Branch: Nationally acclaimed white water runs, an undeveloped corridor, pristine swimming holes and important…

VRC Completes Seven Projects in 2009

November 30, 2009

Working with landowners, foundations, individual donors and the VT ANR River Management Program, VRC has completed seven projects along the Winooski, Middlebury, New Haven, White,…

VRC Closes on Four River Corridor Projects

August 14, 2009

Over the last few months, working with the VT ANR River Management Program, VRC has completed the purchase of four river corridor easements along the Winooski,…

VRC Closes on Another Nulhegan River Parcel

June 12, 2009

VRC just purchased a 7.4-acre parcel along the East Branch of the Nulhegan River. Learn more about the Dumaine project on our Completed Projects page.

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