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Events

Putney: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Wednesday March 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Putney Public Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Green River Meadows

Rockingham: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Thursday March 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Rockingham Free Public Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Hancock Brook swimming hole in summer

South Londonderry: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Monday March 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | South Londonderry Free Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Stick season on a Vermont river

Wilmington: Reading the River, A Poetry Workshop

Thursday April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Wilmington's Pettee Memorial Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Rocks along a river surrounded by mossy forest

Dover: Reading the River, A poetry Workshop

Thursday April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Dover Free Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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Tree covered river in Vermont

Brattleboro: Reading the River, Poetry Workshop Series

Tuesdays from 3/26 to 4/23 | 12-2 p.m. | Brooks Memorial Library

Join Vermont River Conservancy in connecting with our riverlands through poetry. We’ll read pieces from diverse styles, cultures, and time periods, share the reflections that they provoke for us, and talk through the poetic craft moves that make them tick. Then we’ll set off to write.

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News

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.

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.

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