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News & Events

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.

Swimming Hole Guidelines for Pandemic

May 22, 2020

Best practices for recreating at swimming holes safely during COVID-19.

VRC Awarded Wild & Scenic Funding

May 20, 2020

Vermont River Conservancy received an $10,000 to create a management plan and conduct site improvements for a public access site on the Missisquoi River

VRC Helps Protect Bramhall Wilderness

April 15, 2020

Vermont River Conservancy is proud to partner with the Northeast Wilderness Trust on their Bramhall Wilderness Preserve project.

Public Access Sites & COVID-19

April 2, 2020

VRC's public access sites remain open for use, with the following considerations.

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