News & Events

Gravel and stone trail work along a river access route.

VRC Awarded Grant for Outdoor Recreation

April 7, 2022

Vermont River Conservancy is one of 24 organizations to receive $5M in outdoor recreation grants.

Swimmers enjoy one of several swimming holes along the North Branch Cascades Trail.

VRC Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

December 29, 2021

The trail along the North Branch of the Winooski River in Worcester and Elmore has new wayfinding and accessibility features.

Reilly Butler, VRC's 2021 summer swimming hole steward.

Introducing VRC’s 2021 summer swimming hole steward, Reilly Butler!

June 9, 2021

This summer Reilly will be working with VRC and AmeriCorps to keep Vermont swimming holes protected and visitors safe.

Sunset over the river

Staff Departure, Year-End Review and More in our Latest Newsletter

January 6, 2021

Bidding a fond farewell to Lydia Menendez Parker after 10 years of incredible work serving VRC's mission.

Maggie Citarella’s visit to the North Branch Cascades

August 27, 2020

The day that I visited the North Branch Cascades was one of those great days. The weather was warm, sunny, and comfortable.

North Branch Cascades Trail is Open

July 24, 2020

Visitors will notice even more improvements to this already incredible spot. VRC added another composting privy near the northern parking lot, benches along the trail, and more.

River Access video featuring VRC contractor Noah Pollock!

July 15, 2020

Here’s a video discussing river access and featuring VRC contractor Noah Pollock and VRC volunteers installing timber steps at the Lamoille River and building a bridge at our North Bridge Cascades Trail! 

Privy installed at the North Branch Cascades Trail

July 2, 2020

We recently constructed and installed a privy, thanks to VRC contractor Noah Pollock and a crew from Northern Forest Canoe Trails.

New Public Access to the New Haven River

June 19, 2020

VRC added 14.7 acres to the Saunders River Access for permanent floodplain protection, revegetation, and public access to the New Haven River.

Rivers Are For All

June 5, 2020

We believe that river access offers a connection with the natural world, a connection that transcends socioeconomic status, physical abilities, and race.

VRC welcomes a Swimming Hole Steward for the summer!

June 2, 2020

VRC’s newest Swimming Hole Steward will support our stewardship efforts at popular swimming holes in Central Vermont.

VRC welcomes Conservation Stewardship intern

June 2, 2020

We are excited to introduce our Conservation Stewardship Intern, who will visit all of our conserved lands across the state, documenting her visits and reporting on river conditions and land use.

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