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
VNRC Signs onto SCOTUS Brief to Uphold Federal Clean Water Protections
Montpelier – Along with more than 100 environmental and community groups around the US, the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has signed on to a United States Supreme Court brief…
EPA Acknowledges Exposure to PFAS Toxic Chemicals is More Dangerous than Previously Thought
Montpelier – Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is setting acceptable levels for exposure to certain PFAS toxic chemicals (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) at near zero. The levels…
Sewage Found in Stormwater After Heavy Rains in Rutland: VNRC Demands Accountability and Transparency
Montpelier – During periods of heavy rainfall when the volume of wastewater exceeds the capacity of the combined sewer system, raw sewage has been discharging into the Otter Creek watershed. …
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!