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
VNRC & LCC Appeal Permit Authorizing Sinking of Ferry in Lake Champlain
Edit, May 5: Take a survey from the State expressing your opinion on the ferry sinking! Here’s a link. Out of concern for Lake Champlain’s underwater ecosystems, the Vermont Natural…
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,…
Going with the flow is good for nature, good for business
Take it from Lisa Burr, owner of The Woods Lodge in Northfield. In the Bennington Banner today, Burr explains how removing a derelict dam on her property made the land…
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!