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
Decision to sink ferry in Lake Champlain reversed amid opposition from environmental groups and the public
(Montpelier, VT)—Citing opposition from environmental groups and the public, the Lake Champlain Transportation Company and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation announced today the reversal of their decision to sink…
VNRC & LCC appeal permit authorizing sinking of ferry in Lake Champlain
(Montpelier, VT)—Out of concern for Lake Champlain’s underwater ecosystems, the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) and the Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) have appealed a permit issued by the Agency of…
VNRC and CLF support petition to reclassify pristine streams in Ripton to increase protection under Vermont law
VNRC and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) submitted comments last week to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) supporting the reclassification petitions by the Ripton Conservation Commission (RCC) for Alder,…
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!