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.



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.

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.

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