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
WATCH: Ghost Dams are in the News!
Someone recently called VNRC a team of ghostbusters for dam removal. We’re more than okay with that! WATCH this segment from WCAX-TV and learn all about a ghost dam in…
Ghost Dams Continue to Haunt Vermont
Remember the Ghost Dam? It’s back to haunt you (and the river it fragments). A ghost dam is an abandoned, derelict dam that has not been previously identified by the State’s…
Ever Heard of….a Ghost Dam?
Have you ever heard of a Ghost Dam? Sounds spooky, doesn’t it. A ghost dam is a dam that has not been identified by the larger community, and is perhaps…
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!