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VNRC is Looking for a Spring Legislative Intern

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking a Legislative Intern to help us move forward-looking environmental legislation in the Vermont State House in early 2019. The intern will assist VNRC and our partner, Vermont Conservation Voters, in tracking legislation moving through the Statehouse during the 2019 legislative year (January through early May). Duties will include:

New Report Tracks Parcelization Trends in VT

VNRC just published a report and website that systematically track the increasing parcelization of our forests. VT is the third most forested of the lower 48 states, with approximately 4.6 million acres of forestland. But in a concerning trend, the state is actually losing forest cover due to parcelization, subdivision, and the subsequent development of land.


Kate McCarthy Appointed to VHCB Board

VNRC is pleased to announce that Kate McCarthy, our Sustainable Communities Program Director, was appointed this summer to the Board of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) by Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson. She will sit on the Board as a Montpelier resident rather than on behalf of VNRC.


VNRC Petitions ANR to Amend Vermont Water Quality Standards (VWQS)

Petition Advocates for VWQS to Include Alternatives Analysis When Reviewing 33 U.S.C. § 401 Certification Applications, to Promote Clearer Protections for Vermont Waters.


VNRC to Present Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello on 9/20

VNRC is pleased to present this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). The award will be presented at VNRC’s annual meeting on Thursday, September 20 at American Flatbread, Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield.


September 2018

Working Together for Equity, Conservation Really Pays off in Vermont, It’s Not too Late to Share Input on Act 250, VNRC Recognizes Steve Sinclair, Progress Made on Dam Removal in Colchester, “Rise for Climate” Day of Action, and more.

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August 2018

Headlines: Not Too Late to Participate in Act 250 Public Forums, Climate Commission Delivers Recommendations, Apply for a Small Grant for Smart Growth!, Film Screening of Broke: The Santa Barbara Pipeline Oil Spill of 2015, Save the Date: VNRC’s Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate, and more.

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July 2018

Headlines: Act 250 Public Forums Across Vermont, Developer Pulls Plug on NewVistas, VNRC Secures Dam Removal Funding, VNRC Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, Bernie Sanders is a Believer in VECAN’s Town Energy Committees, News from Button Up Vermont, Energy Action Network Releases Annual Report, Vermont Performs Nicely on AARP’s Livability Index, New EPA Report Reveals Increased PFAS Danger, Save the Date: VNRC Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring!

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June 2018

Headlines: End of Session Wrap Up: Where Are We Now?, Experts Convene for Act 250 Conference at Vermont Law School, VNRC Collaborates on Amicus Brief in Support of Contamination Victims, Kate McCarthy Selected for VHCB Leadership Project, Brian Shupe: Governor Fails at Protecting the Vulnerable, Farewell Hannah Huber, Vermont News, We’re Hiring a Community Organizer, and more

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May 2018

Headlines: Announcing First-Ever Winners of the Small Grants for Smart Growth program, Successful Town Energy Committee Annual Lobby Day, Vermont House Upholds Governor Scott’s Veto of Toxics Bill, VNRC Boosts Local Engagement on Act 171 with Webinar Series, VNRC Welcomes Communications Director Stephanie Gomory, Vermont News, Upcoming Events, National News.

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