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

Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist

802-223-2328 x123

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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

Three Things: Modernizing the Renewable Energy Standard, Youth Climate Leadership Academy, and Recapping a Community Conversation in Ludlow

Three things: Inviting you to a webinar on Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard, sharing an upcoming Youth Climate Leadership Academy Kick-Off event, and recapping a recent community conversation we held in…

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Three Things: an Affordable Heat Act webinar, a spooky ghost dam in Salisbury, and Cambridge’s Orange Up Day

Three things: sharing a “What’s Next with the Affordable Heat Act?” webinar, chronicling the spooky history of a ghost dam in Salisbury, and inviting you to Cambridge’s annual Orange Up…

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Two Things: Community Conversation in Ludlow and an Upcoming Candidate Training

Two things: Inviting you to a Community Conversation on Clean Water and Climate Resilience in Ludlow and sharing an upcoming candidate training that our allies are hosting!  Stay informed, stay…

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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 or 802-223-2328, x111.

Learn more about the Water Caucus

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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