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Rutland CSO Appeal Motion for Summary Judgment

Below is the motion filed by VNRC on December 6th, 2023. The motion asks the court to rule in favor of VNRC and rule that the Wastewater Discharge Permit for…

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Two Things: Small Grants for Smart Growth and our Mollie Beattie Internship!

Two Things: We’re accepting applications for this year’s Small Grants for Smart Growth program and looking for our next Mollie Beattie Intern.  Stay informed, stay connected – two things. Apply…

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Three Things: Managing Invasive Species, Hosting Art Walk, and Sharing Upcoming Climate Webinars

Three things: Talking invasive species management, inviting you to an upcoming Art Walk in Montpelier, and sharing some timely opportunities to stay engaged with climate policy.  Stay informed, connected, and…

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A 60 Year Legacy of Environmental Protection and a Champion for Vermont's Future

A short film commemorating six decades of VNRC's work to protect Vermont's environment and support its vibrant communities.
Or, check out our weekly Climate Dispatch video series, live from the State House!


VNRC Presents “Seemingly Impossible”, Photography by John Snell, as part of Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, December 1st

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Two Things: Celebrating Giving Tuesday with Nature and VECAN’s 16th Annual Winter Conference  

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Community Conversation on Clean Water and Climate Resilience – Ludlow

Event Date: November 9, 2023; 5:30-7:30PM
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Through research, education, collaboration and advocacy, VNRC protects and enhances Vermont’s natural environments, vibrant communities, productive working landscapes, rural character and unique sense of place, and prepares the state for future challenges and opportunities.

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Julie Wolcott
Member and retired dairy farmer
VNRC works on collaborative solutions to existing and potential environmental issues. I trust them to speak out and up for policies, rules and legislation that protect all of Vermont’s natural resources and promote healthy communities of people, animal life, forests, and waterways.
Gianna Petito
Grants Coordinator, Clean Water Initiative Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
I'm so impressed with how VNRC is championing dam removals across the state. Their depth of technical knowledge and ability to foster partnerships make them a great advocate for aquatic habitat connectivity and flood resilience.
Amy Seidl
Former VNRC board member, author, and educator
VNRC has a long history of convening Vermonters who care about environmental protection. I deeply appreciate that VNRC leverages this role to gain greater support for environmental stewardship and the human health and well-being that is intimately tied to it.