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Act 250 fight at Exit 4 leads to one-time conservation opportunity in Randolph, Vermont

Conservation and citizen groups work to raise $1 million by June 15th.

In May of 2015, Jesse “Sam” Sammis submitted an application to develop over a million square feet of office, residential, and industrial space on the prime farmland at Exit 4 in Randolph, Vermont. In addition to being some of the best agricultural soils in the state, this land is the gateway to Randolph and provides incredible views that are a point of pride for the community.


Exit 4 Open Space Conserved with the help of VNRC, Partners

VNRC works with landowner to change sprawling development plans to conservation deal.


VNRC Files Petition to Strengthen Safeguards for Laplatte River Marsh Wetlands

Vermont Natural Resources Council Files Petition to Strengthen Safeguards for Laplatte River Marsh Wetlands

 Agency of Natural Resources to review petition of Wetlands for Class 1 designation, considering exceptional contribution to Vermont’s natural heritage.


Diverse Coalition Calls on Legislature for Clean Water Funding

VNRC, conservation leaders, agriculture representatives, mayors, and business leaders called on the Legislature for short and long-term funding for clean water.

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Join Statement: VNRC and VCV on Environmental Legislation Moving Forward at State House


March 17, 2017

Join Statement from Vermont Natural Resources Council and Vermont Conservation Voters on Environmental Legislation Moving Forward at the State House

A number of Environmental Common Agenda priorities are moving forward at the Legislature, advancing safeguards for our waterways, forests, and protections from toxic chemical exposure. (more…)

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Save the Date: Smart Growth Summit

Smart Growth Summit – June 16th at Champlain College, Burlington VT

AARP VT and VNRC invite you to the Smart Growth Summit. We’re bringing together local officials, planners, policy makers, developers, advocates and business people for a dynamic and interactive summit aimed at raising and addressing a variety of issues that present challenges and opportunities in the field of community development.  Learn about Vermont’s smart growth accomplishments, gain practical tools from colleagues and discuss ways we can harness smart growth to provide housing choices, transportation options, and a high quality of life for all Vermonters.

Keynote Speaker – John Anderson, from the Incremental Development Alliance

RSVP is required – space is limited

Additional support provided by the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies 

See full details here: Smart Growth Summit Agenda

Start Date: June 16 @ 8:00 am
End Date: June 16 @ 5:00 pm

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Lake Champlain Watershed Action Cruise and Tutorial

Join us June 16th for the Lake Champlain Watershed Action Cruise and Tutorial.

This event, sponsored by Ascension Lutheran Church – a watershed discipleship congregation, will equip participants from diverse communities with the knowledge and resources to advocated for the Lake Champlain Watershed at the town, county, and state levels.

When: Friday June 16, 9:30 – 4:00

Where: Basin Harbor Club and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

How much: $25 (includes cruise, lunch, museum admission and all presentations)

See the full details here:

Lake Action Cruise

Start Date: June 16 @ 9:30 am
End Date: June 16 @ 4:00 pm

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March 2017

Headlines: Legislative update; Departing Staff and Seeking Communications Director; VNRC Questions Agency on Black Gum Swamp; VNRC Joins Sen Leahy to Call Out Cuts to EPA; New Vermont Energy Case Studies on Community Energy Dashboard; ecoNews Vermont; Clean Water Day; Youth Climate Lobby Day; LEAP Energy Fair; People’s Climate March.

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February 2017

Headlines: Dam Safety in Spotlight in Vermont; Helping Forest Landowners; Webinar on Climate Action Without Washington; Lawmakers Working to Address Threats of Toxic Chemicals; What Dismantling the EPA Means for Vermont; UVM Leading Project to Improve Electric Grid’s Uptake of Renewables; Seward Weber Lecture; Opportunity to Support Renewable Energy at Event; Wild & Scenic Film Festival; Community Writing Workshops; Vermont’s Delegation Continues to Lead on Environmental Issues; Conservative Case for a Price on Carbon Pollution

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January 2017

Headlines: VNRC Working with legislators to address gaps in toxic chemical safeguards, Women’s march on Washington, Funding Cleanup of Vermont’s Waterways, McCarthy to talk implications of New Vistas Development, McCarthy weighsin on small-box development after Jericho zoning vote, VNRC and Sierra Club talk environmental priorities under Gov. Scott, Gov. Scott affirms commitment to clean energy transition, VCV release 2017 Environmental Common Agenda, Grants available for watershed resilience work, celebrate Vermont’s public places, what Greenland’s past and present tell us about the Earth’s future, Seward Weber lecture, Clean Water Day, VHCC advocacy day, new report shows energy efficiency supporting millions of U.S. jobs, Trump voters care about climate, clean air and water.

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January 2017

2017 Legislative Preview

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December 2016

Headlines: VNRC Welcomes New Member to the Team, VECAN Conference Recap and Resources, Vermont Utilities to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use, Increase Energy Innovation, Addressing Small Box Sprawl, VNRC Joins Climate Economy Gorup, Federal Ethanol Mandate Destroys Wildlife Habitat, Impacts Climate, Vermont College Joins Carbon Neutrality Effort, Leriche: Housing Solutions Not So Simple, VNRC Board Member’s Maple Goes Interstellar.

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