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A child walking down stairs at the North Branch Cascades Trail in Vermont.

Project Pipeline: A sneak peek of a few highlight projects

December 7, 2022

A sneak peek of a few spots where we're making favorite recreation spots even better and protecting conservation lands in every corner of Vermont.

Good birding on the Poultney River in Vermont

Water Wins

November 11, 2022

It's been a busy few months here at Vermont River Conservancy. Here are a few highlights – more land conserved around our popular Nulhegan Hut, volunteers out on-the-ground at Dog's Head Falls fishing access site, and floodplain conservation along the White River.

Good birding on the Poultney River in Vermont

Reflections from VRC’s Board of Directors

November 8, 2022

As the season transitions to winter, we’re reflecting on a now-familiar theme for all of us over the past few turbulent years: change. We’ve looked to our mission and the very rivers we seek to protect to offer us an example of how to welcome that change–rivers move, change over time, and carry forward.

Good birding on the Poultney River in Vermont

Job Opening: Conservation Manager, Southern Vermont

October 23, 2022

With a focus on the Brattleboro area and upstream communities, the Conservation Manager will engage communities large and small to shape riverside conservation efforts – from leading conversations to identify a suite of community-led projects in their watershed to gaining public support for individual conservation projects.

Volunteers planting trees along a Vermont river.

Job Opening: Conservation Manager, Site Steward

October 20, 2022

We're looking for a new staff person to oversee on-the-ground management of conservation lands, implement site improvements to keep trails in excellent condition, oversee large scale restoration projects, and engage volunteers.

Fall colors along the wild Nulhegan River.

Protected! Nulhegan Recreation Area and Conservation Lands

September 30, 2022

Today we signed final paperwork to protect 2 more acres in the heart of Vermont’s northern forest. Adjacent to a large block of conserved lands, this project along the wild Nulhegan River augments conservation connectivity, restores riparian habitat, cleans-up the riverfront, and creates new opportunities for all-access recreation (day and overnight).

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant

September 28, 2022

Join our VRC team, help oversee daily operations, and work to protect Vermont's rivers.

Kid playing in water alongside the North Branch of the Winooski River in Montpelier, Vermont.

To Sit by a River

August 30, 2022

Whether you’re a 6-year-old kid getting off the school bus, energy sapped after a full day of getting to know new friends and teachers, or a “grownup” sapped by the day to day, our rivers are a place to refresh and recharge.

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.

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