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Call Your Legislators: Clean Water Can’t Wait

This is a critical time at the State House and we need your help. This week, the Vermont House will make key decisions about whether and how to address the $62.4 million annual investment needed to ensure all Vermonters have safe and healthy rivers, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Please take a moment to call your […]

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Sign the petition for dam safety legislation

Vermont has at least 1,000 dams, many of which are vestiges from the industrial era. Hundreds of these dams have been left to languish in our waterways, blocking fish passage, disrupting healthy stream flows, and in many cases filling up with sediment. Dam safety legislation (H.92) has been introduced to address many of these concerns. If […]

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Stronger Water Quality Standards Needed for Farms

This June Vermonters can contribute to the ongoing efforts to clean up the state’s waters by submitted public comments on proposed rules to addressing water quality on farms. As a result of passing the Clean Water Act last year – a bill VNRC strongly advocated for – the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Farms and Markets […]

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Please Weigh in on ANR’s Proposed New Groundwater Rule

October 15, 2015 The Agency of Natural Resources has begun writing an important “umbrella” rule called the Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy (available here as a pdf). This rule will form the foundation for a wide range of permit requirements to protect groundwater  – this precious, increasingly sought-after natural resource. It’s really important that people […]

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Ellen Kahler to Receive 2015 Art Gibb Award

TWEET: Ellen Kahler receives @VNRCorg Art Gibb Award for sustainable #VT #Farm & #Forestry economic growth via @VTFarm2Plate @VTBioenergy efforts Ellen Kahler, the executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, will be recognized this month for her statewide work to promote green, sustainable jobs, and by extension, the farms and forests on which Vermont’s rural […]

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Join Us for an Energy Conservation Home Tour

You are invited to join Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) staff for a special energy conservation tour with board member Richard Czaplinski at his home and orchard in Adamant/East Montpelier on Saturday, October 3. Each tour is free but any donation or membership to VNRC will be matched up to $1000! With freshly pressed apple […]

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Blue Future Event Featuring Maude Barlow

Blue Future feat. Maude Barlow from Green Mountain Global Forum on Vimeo.

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ANR Unveils New Report on Forest Fragmentation

Sign On Letter to Support Vermont’s Forests Forests press release final FOREST FRAGMENTATION_FINAL-1

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VNRC, Jay Peak Resort, and Vermont DEC Reach Agreement to Clean Up Streams

The Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division recently issued an order approving a settlement agreement between the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Jay Peak Resort, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation (Department). This innovative agreement will continue to improve water quality and protect streams adjacent to the fast-growing, four-season ski resort […]

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Environmental, Business, Farm Groups Call for Strong Action on Governor’s Inaugural Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 14, 2014 Environmental, Business, Farm Groups Call for Strong Action on Governor’s Inaugural Agenda Montpelier, VT – A coalition of leading environmental, business, and farm organizations gathered at the Vermont State House today to call on the legislature to move aggressively on the renewable energy and clean water goals laid out by the Governor […]

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