VNRC is a leader in the protection, restoration, and enhancement of Vermont’s water resources, which are irreplaceable elements of the state’s landscape and natural heritage. Caring for our waters is increasingly important to maintain Vermont’s resilience in a changing climate and amid the threat posed by toxic chemicals, including pesticides, to our drinking water.
At A Glance
Stewarding Clean Water and Drinking Water
Protecting Vermont's rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and groundwaterRead More
Advancing legislation and regulatory changes that protect these ecologically valuable areasRead More
Removing Unused and Unmaintained Dams
Restoring and reconnecting our rivers through dam removal across VermontRead More
Clean Water News
Jon Groveman: Act 250 bill protects water quality
This commentary is by Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council. It also appeared in VTDigger, the Bennington Banner and the Brattleboro Reformer. In 1970,…
New bill helps protect Vermont watersheds
Act H.833, a new bill that will help the state protect its surface waters, has passed the Vermont House of Representatives. As periods of drought increase and seasonal weather patterns…
VNRC and partners raise concerns about Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) budget cuts
Today, VNRC and partners (Conservation Law Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Lake Champlain Committee, Vermont Council of Trout Unlimited, Watersheds United Vermont) wrote to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)…
In November 2019, VNRC launched the Vermont Brewshed® Alliance (the "Brewshed") to engage craft breweries in protecting clean water. An extension of VNRC’s conservation efforts, the Brewshed is a mutually-beneficial partnership between breweries, pubs, and VNRC to engage our members and their patrons in protecting the clean water we all depend on.
Stay tuned for events and special collaborations with breweries across Vermont!