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Brian Shupe, Executive Director of Vermont Natural Resources Council, Stepping Down After Nearly 13 Years of Leadership

Montpelier, VT – Brian Shupe, Executive Director of the Vermont Natural Resources (VNRC), announced today that he will be stepping down at the end of this coming summer after serving in…

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Vermont Senate Committee Advances Flood Safety Act (S.213)

February 21, 2024  Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Energy voted 5-0 to advance S.213, the Flood Safety Act. This bill takes important steps…

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Three Things: VNRC’s Comments on the Worcester Range, Action on the Renewable Energy Standard, and a Winter Weatherization Webinar 

Three Things: Sharing our comments on the Worcester Range Management Plan, taking action on the Renewable Energy Standard, and inviting you to a winter webinar on weatherization.  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!

Events

2024 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Event Date: Thursday, April 4th and Thursday, April 18th
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VNRC Presents “Plant Portraiture in Watercolor”, an Exhibit by Susan Bull Riley, as part of Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, February 2nd

Event Date: Friday, February 2nd
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Three Things: A New Legislative Session Begins, Climate Resiliency Webinar, and an Opportunity for Action on Climate

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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.