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Erin De Vries, Conservation Director at Vermont River Conservancy

Erin De Vries

Conservation Director

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Erin joined VRC staff after serving as VRC’s River Stewardship Manager. Erin brings a deep knowledge of Vermont waters and watersheds from previous experience as a watershed and lake education coordinator and state wetlands ecologist. She is a people person dedicated to building awareness and partnerships that benefit communities and their health, our environment, and the economy. As Conservation Director, Erin leads design and implementation as well as monitoring and stewardship of river corridor easements. She also manages conservation partnerships, writes baseline documentation reports and management plans, and contributes to river restoration projects. Erin’s work mantra is respect, relate, protect, conserve, restore, celebrate, repeat.

Erin currently lives in Essex, VT, with her partner and two active and curious kids while they search for a home with a little bit of land for homesteading experiments. Erin and her family love to hike, explore swimming holes, cook with friends, bake pies, and travel to new places.

Kassia Randzio, Development and Operations Director at Vermont River Conservancy

Kassia Randzio

Development and Operations Director

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Kassia joined VRC’s staff in 2021, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience at state and national conservation nonprofits, where she’s worked to inspire people to invest in protected lands and waters. As development and operations director, she leads efforts that make each of our conservation successes possible — from writing grants to secure funds for dam removal, to connecting donors with opportunities to protect riverside wetlands and forests, to overseeing the organizational systems that support all VRC’s efforts. Across all of our communications, Kassia helps us share the stories of our projects and the impact Vermont River Conservancy has on wildlife, families, and communities.

Kassia’s basecamp is in Montpelier, VT, from where she heads out paddling, backpacking, XC skiing, and traveling, getting to know some of the world’s wildest places alongside her husband, daughter, and black lab.

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Vermont River Conservancy
29 Main Street, Suite 11
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-229-0820
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