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: A New Staff Member, a Community Conversation in Johnson, and Transportation Demand Management Week!

Three things: Introducing our new VHCB Americorps Community Energy Coordinator, inviting you to a Community Conversation in Johnson, and celebrating Transportation Demand Management week! Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things….

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Two Things: Talking Flood Resilience on WDEV and NEK Solarbration

Two things: Sharing a recent Vermont Viewpoint interview with our water program staff and inviting you to the upcoming NEK Solarbration.  Stay informed, stay connected—two things. In Case You Missed…

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Three Things: Clean Water Community Conversations, VNRC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, and the VT Designation 2050 Design Summit

Three things: Join us for some community conversations on clean water and climate resilience, RSVP for our 60th anniversary celebration and annual meeting, and consider attending the Designation 2050 Design…

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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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