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.



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Flowing Forward: Recordings and Resources

November 16, 2023

Did you miss our Flowing Forward webinar series? View the Zoom recordings and resources sheets in this blog post.

Staff members stewarding a river access site.

At the Riverside: A Summer of Standout Volunteerism

November 13, 2023

This summer a record number of volunteers went to work for our rivers. Braving a combination of downpours and blistering heat, they donned work gloves, pick mattocks, brooms, and shovels to reopen river access trails, free saplings from girdling tree guards, and install signs to help people recreate safely.

Wild Branch river corridor easement

Water Wins: River Corridor Easements Face Flooding

November 11, 2023

As we go into winter at Vermont River Conservancy, we are reflecting on the successes of river corridor easements in the face of flooding over the summer.

The Headwaters of the Lamoille River

Reflections: Fall Co-Director Update

November 8, 2023

"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was." - Toni Morrison

Columbia Covered Bridge

6 Covered Bridges to Experience Vermont’s Rivers By

October 22, 2023

Wanting to check a few of Vermont's many covered bridges off your bucket list? Check out these ones that are near our river access sites.

Visitor at a Vermont swimming hole stands above Terrill Gorge in Morristown, VT.

Bienvenidos a Vermont en el Otoño

October 16, 2023

Cabot videographer Onel Salazar visited a dozen Vermont swimming holes and produced six films showcasing places to enjoy riverside walks, beat the heat, or enjoy an afternoon picnic. Dive into Onel’s videos and discover a new Vermont swimming hole to add to your summer adventure list.

Nulhegan Hut in the fall

10 Riverside Spots to Experience Vermont Fall Foliage

October 6, 2023

Wondering where to go in Vermont to experience fall foliage? Take a look at these river access sites that have many activities to offer.

Caleb Deane: Volunteer Site Steward

Volunteer Site Steward Spotlight

September 29, 2023

Our work as Vermont River Conservancy relies upon volunteers to keep our rivers looking beautiful year round. In this post, we highlight two amazing stewards and their efforts to maintain river access sites!

Judy Dow Presents at Melrose Terrace in Brattleboro

Judy Dow at Melrose Terrace

September 25, 2023

Judy Dow presented to community members at Melrose Terrace in Brattleboro about the importance of river restoration through an indigenous lens.

Meet Addie Hedges, Community Engagement Coordinator

Meet our Community Engagement Coordinator: VHCB AmeriCorps Member

September 18, 2023

Meet our 2023-2024 VHCB AmeriCorps Member! Addie will be supporting Vermont River Conservancy to help engage people with their rivers.

Huntington Gorge in Richmond, VT

Youth Trail Crew Improves Huntington Gorge Swimming Hole

September 7, 2023

Following July floods, Vermont River Conservancy worked with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps to improve eroded trails and safety signs at Huntington Gorge, one of the state’s most visited and most dangerous swimming holes.

Moss and ferns atop a tipped-up old tree at the headwaters of the Lamoille River.

Meet this Mossy Canyonland

August 30, 2023

This summer we protected a 14.1-acre property at the headwaters of the Lamoille River – a place filled with pillowy mosses, spongy soils, and seeps. It's home to unique ecological communities and it helps communities by storing rainwater, especially important during during droughts and floods.

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