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Two Things: Veto Overrides and the State of the Lake

Two Things: A legislative update as the veto override session approaches, and the 2024 State of the Lake Report. Stay informed, stay connected – two things. Key Bills Head for…

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Three Things: Art Walk, Two Community Events This Weekend, and a Recent Dam Removal Field Trip

Three Things: Inviting you to join us for Art Walk in Montpelier tomorrow, sharing two community events happening this Saturday, and recapping a recent dam removal education field trip!  Stay informed,…

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Climate Superfund Law Enacted; Vermont Becomes First State to Hold Big Oil Financially Responsible for a Fair Share of Climate Damages

MONTPELIER – Legislation authorizing the State of Vermont to recoup financial damages caused by climate change from major fossil fuel companies became law today when Governor Phil Scott failed to…

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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 “Vermont is a State I Love…”, an exhibit by Ned Reade, as part of Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, June 7th

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Two Things: Legislative Action on Clean Energy and Flood Safety

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Efficiency Vermont, Rewiring America and VECAN Announce Launch of New Energy Incentive Calculator

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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.