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, Restoration Ecologist

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

Climate Action and Resilience in Vermont

Climate Action and Resilience in Vermont: A Webinar Series

Join us for our 2022 Climate Action and Resilience in Vermont Webinar Series. Find the links to register for each session below. We are living in pivotal times, when the…

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Press release: Vermont Must Better Protect Water and Soil from Climate Change-Induced Weather Patterns

VNRC and two other Vermont environmental organizations requested in late November that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) review its Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) (click to read…

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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…

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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.

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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