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

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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

VNRC welcomes Karina Dailey, Ecological Restoration Coordinator

We’re thrilled to announce that Karina Dailey will be joining VNRC as Ecological Restoration Coordinator. In this position, she will be responsible for running VNRC’s dam removal program and contributing…

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Rich Earth Institute credits VNRC with helping support alternative and innovative wastewater systems

It’s not every day we have an inspiring story to tell about urine, but today is one of them! Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro recently completed a report on its Village…

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NEW VIDEO: Removing Mill Pond Dam

“Whether we restore all the waters in the state, that’s a big challenge, but we restored Indian Brook — one long stretch of it — and that’s making progress.” We…

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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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