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Blake Gardner

Support Healthy, Intact Forests

For the first time since the mid-1800s, Vermont and the other New England states are experiencing a decline in forest cover, threatening the region’s landscape. A number of recent studies show that our forests are under increasing pressure from rural sprawl and subdivisions.


Water Quality Standards

Safeguarding Vermont’s Groundwater

By Brian Shupe

The recent revelations that wells and groundwater in North Bennington and Pownal have been contaminated by the toxic chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid – commonly referred to as PFOA – are extremely disturbing.

Vermonters take pride in the high quality of our environment and natural resources. We are not used to worrying that hazardous waste may threaten the safety of our drinking water. No Vermonter should have to fear that something as fundamental as the water from their tap is not safe to drink.


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Help Keep Solar Affordable and Accessible!

Your voice is needed to support an important clean energy program by May 12.

The Public Service Board (PSB) is drafting a new rule to update Vermont’s net metering program. This program has made it possible for homeowners of all incomes, schools, municipalities, churches, businesses and others to enjoy stable, affordable, clean energy.



Working for You and the Planet on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Today, VNRC is celebrating our commitment to the planet by representing your environmental interests in the Vermont Legislature. Your support makes this work possible. There are several bills currently at play that could impact our forests, wildlife, water, energy choices and communities.


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Spring Vermont Environmental Report

VNRC Recently published its Spring edition of the Vermont Environmental Report. This edition focuses on the choices that have shaped the state’s transportation system, trends that are bringing change to that system, and tools available to shape our transportation future. If you’re interested in a copy, consider becoming a member by donating online or calling Meredith at 802-223-2328 Ext. 119.



VNRC Benefit Bake

Join VNRC staff, members and friends for a food and drink at American Flatbread in Waitsfield on Friday, May 13th. All proceeds will go to supporting VNRC’s work.

Start Date: May 13 @ 6:00 pm
End Date: May 13 @ 9:00 pm

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VER Spring 2016

April 2016 E-News

Headlines: Spring VER; Groundwater Contamination in Vermont; Net Metering Update; Pricing Carbon Pollution; Oil Trains and Lake Champlain; VNRC and VHCB AmeriCorps member Ben Civiletti; VNRC Benefit Bake; Art Gibb Nominations; Wild & Scenic Recap; Dam News; AARP Downtown Revitalization Grant; Resilient Vermont Conference; Exxon Trial Presentation at Vermont Law School; Peabody Energy Goes Bankrupt.

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March 2016 E-News

Headlines: Groveman and Naughton Join VNRC Staff; Developer Withdraws Exit 4 Proposal in Randolph; Stewarding Vermont’s Forests; VNRC’s Shupe to Receive Highest Honor for Planning Professionals; Moving Beyond Conflict; Nation’s Greenest Federal Delegation; Wild & Scenic Silent Auction; Art Gibb Nominations; Working Lands Report; State Released Planning Manual Update; Wild & Scenic Film Festival; Cultivating ClimateReslience Summit.

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January/February 2016 E-News

Headlines: Huber and Hayes join VNRC Staff; AVCC Success Stories; VECAN Conference Recap; Stewarding Vermont’s Forest Resources; McCarthy to Present at Burlington Business Summit; VCV Releases 2016 Vermont Environmental Scorecard; New Interactive Mapping Tool to Help Forest Stewardship’ East Montpelier Adopts Groundwater Protections; Vermonters Become Energy Independent; DamNation on the Road; Vermont Climate Economy Summit; Symposium on the Future of Vermont’s Pollinators; Proof that a Carbon Pollution Tax Works.

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Paris Climate Talks

November/December 2015 E-News

Headlines:  Paris Climate Talks; Seeking Water Program Director; VNRC Priorities Highlighted for a Healthy Vermont; Letting the River Roll; New Mapping Tool for Ecological Conservation; Transportation Grants; Community Forest Grants; VECAN Conference

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October 2015 E-News

Headlines: Courtney and Siedl Join VNRC Board; VNRC Continues Opposition to Exit 4 Proposal; VNRC, UVM Ambassador Program; Jake Brown Departs VNRC; ANR Drafting Foundational Rule on Groundwater; Energy Hearings Continue; State Issues New proposed Plan for Wildlife Protection; Vermont Sells Green Bonds to Fund Water Quality and Other Priorities; Developer Says Remove Unwanted Dams; AVCC Summit; Button Up Day; Watersheds United Hold Fall Gathering; International Calls for Carbon Pollution Tax; Drought and Deforestation in the Amazon

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