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

Karina Dailey, Ecological Restoration Coordinator

802-223-2328 x123

kdailey@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

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,…

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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…

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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)…

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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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