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
Building Climate Resilience
Advancing legislation to strengthen our resilience, protect wetlands and river corridors, and support our communities in adapting to climate changeRead More
Removing Unused and Unmaintained Dams
Restoring and reconnecting our rivers through dam removal across VermontRead More
Clean Water News
Two Things: Opportunities for State House Action and Our Member Survey
Two Things: Sharing opportunities for you to take action to support key environmental legislation, and seeking feedback from our members on our work. Stay informed, stay connected – two things. Opportunities for Action: Let…
Vermont Senate Committee Advances Flood Safety Act (S.213)
February 21, 2024 Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Energy voted 5-0 to advance S.213, the Flood Safety Act. This bill takes important steps…
Climate Dispatch: January 5: 2024 Session Commences and Key Priorities
The 2024 Vermont legislative session has officially commenced. 2023 was a year of catastrophic weather events for Vermont, and that leaves the Legislature with a lot of work to do…
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!