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.



 One species to look for this time of year is the Canada Goose, who lay their eggs between April and May and often nest along the river banks.

New Life on the River: Vermont’s Spring Waterfowl

April 19, 2023

Spring is here. The rivers are full of new green shoots and invigorated life. VRC intern Maia Mencucci introduces us to the various waterfowl we can expect to see along Vermont's rivers this time of year.

Keep your eyes out for the white clouds of Shadbush blossoms along the rivers and roadsides this spring!

April Showers Bring… Shadbush Flowers

April 12, 2023

The iconic spring blooms of the shadbush herald warmer temperatures with a cloud of white petals.  Mid-late April is the time when these small trees wave their white flags in wet soils along the roadsides and river corridors. They bloom right around the time when the American shad, an Atlantic herring species, travels from the ocean up the rivers in order to spawn.

Icicles cling to a rocky outcropping in an area that will soon be added to Camel's Hump State Park.

Camel’s Hump is Growing

March 28, 2023

In just a few weeks Camel's Hump State Park will be 68-acres bigger thanks to Vermont River Conservancy and Duxbury Land Trust. Get a sneak peek via this wintery photo tour.

Remy Crettol, Hayley Kolding, and Erin De Vries outside the State House and excited to attend VHCC Legislative Day.

Vermont River Conservancy Attends VHCC Legislative Day

March 7, 2023

Vermont River Conservancy joined a confluence of conservation and housing partners at the Vermont State House for the 35th birthday of our longtime and supportive partner, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB). Conservation Director Erin testified to the critical role that VHCB plays in our acquisition, protection, and public access projects.

Remy Crettol with his dog in front of a waterfall.

Three’s a Team

February 15, 2023

New staff Remy Crettol and Hayley Kolding joined VRC today, creating a 3-person conservation team for the first time in our organization's decades-long history, and multiplying our impact for Vermont's rivers.

Nulhegan Pond wetland in Brighton, VT.

Protected! Nulhegan Wetland

December 23, 2022

We couldn't close out 2022 without protecting one more amazing place: a vibrant 13-acre wetland in Brighton. And with your help, we'll protect even more places like this in 2023.  

Fall foliage along the wetlands at Woodbury Mountain Preserve.

Meet Our New Administrative Assistant

December 19, 2022

We continue to ride the energy of new beginnings as we move into the new year. Our team is growing! We will have several new faces to introduce to you in the coming months. Let's start by introducing our new Administrative Assistant, Alaya Morning.

Fall foliage reflected in the water at Woodbury Mountain Preserve. Shifts in season brought a shift in leadership here at Vermont River Conservancy.

Meet Our New Co-Directors

December 14, 2022

This fall brought a shift in leadership at Vermont River Conservancy, allowing us to embracing a shared leadership model that puts collaboration at the center of all we do. Welcome to our new Co-Directors Erin De Vries & Kassia Randzio!

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.

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