Clean Water

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. 

For questions or inquiries:

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director

802-223-2328 x111

jgroveman@vnrc.org

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At A Glance

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Stewarding Clean Water and Drinking Water

Protecting Vermont's rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and groundwater

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Protecting Wetlands

Advancing legislation and regulatory changes that protect these ecologically valuable areas

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Removing Unused and Unmaintained Dams

Restoring and reconnecting our rivers through dam removal across Vermont

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Clean Water News

Magic Hat benefits VNRC on Giving Tuesday

Hats off! Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington graciously donated $1 per draft to VNRC yesterday in honor of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving that follows (the…

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FREE Vermont Premiere of Dark Waters, Starring Mark Ruffalo (December 10)

VNRC’s affiliate organization Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) will be presenting a FREE screening — and Vermont Premiere — of the feature film Dark Waters on Tuesday, December 10th at 6pm, in partnership…

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Raises over $10,000 for VNRC

From November 1-15, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, through the Sunshine Fund, raised over $10,000 for VNRC to benefit VNRC’s clean water work!  Lawson’s Finest pays its staff living wages and generous benefits. In lieu…

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Water Caucus

Collaborating on clean water

VNRC created the Water Caucus to better involve environmental advocates and watershed groups in the development and implementation of sound water policy and legislation. The Water Caucus fosters discussion and encourages engagement around a range of issues, including clean water funding, stormwater management, dam regulation, and more.

If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the Water Caucus, contact VNRC’s Policy and Water Program Director, Jon Groveman, at jgroveman@vnrc.org or 802-223-2328, x111.

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Clean water makes great beer

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!

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