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.
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist
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
Understanding the Important Role of Clean Water in Climate Resilience: Watersheds, River Corridors, Riparian Areas and Wetlands
Below are six informational guides to understanding watersheds, river corridors, riparian areas, and wetlands – and the role that water plays in building climate resilience. Click on each thumbnail to…
Two Things: Urge your senator to support toxic protections, and Vermont youth call for climate action
Two things: Spring is here and we’re celebrating the longer days, as well as action on better protections from toxic PFAS chemicals in the Vermont Senate, and a great showing…
Conservation, Restoration, Conversation
Join us for an update on the Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, and a panel discussion on coldwater conservation and restoration. **State of local waters**Dams, culverts and the watershed, why we care and…
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!