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Three Things: Clean Water Community Conversations, VNRC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, and the VT Designation 2050 Design Summit

Three things: Join us for some community conversations on clean water and climate resilience, RSVP for our 60th anniversary celebration and annual meeting, and consider attending the Designation 2050 Design Summit! 

Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things.

Join us for an Upcoming Community Conversation on Clean Water & Climate Resilience

Join us for Community Conversations on Clean Water and Climate Resilience! We have two upcoming events, and welcome anyone from nearby towns to join:

  • September 12th at 5:30: Plainfield Opera House and Town Hall.
  • September 26th at 5:30: Jenna’s House in Johnson.

In light of recent flooding, our focus is on restoring the damage and bolstering Vermont’s resilience against future flooding incidents. We recognize that there are proactive solutions available to safeguard lives and avert future disasters. Now is the time to collaborate with the legislature and transform these possibilities into reality. These events will serve as a platform for in-depth discussions among community members, legislators, and local experts. Our goal is to pinpoint the necessary policy adjustments that will shield our communities from future disasters and guarantee access to clean water for all. Let’s unite, share our perspectives, and discuss solutions together to fortify our community and better prepare for a warmer, wetter world.

RSVP for VNRC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us as we commemorate 60 years of dedicated environmental advocacy and stewardship! The event will take place Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at American Flatbread at Lareau Farm Inn.  During this special occasion, we will reflect on our achievements spanning six decades and set our sights on the essential work that lies ahead. Additionally, we are proud to announce that the 2023 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership will be presented to Darby Bradley, former President of the Vermont Land Trust. Enjoy local food and beverages available at the cash bar. To help us cover event costs, we kindly suggest a donation of $20, which is greatly appreciated.

Attend the Vermont Designation 2050 Design Summit

We hope you’ll consider joining us at the Designation 2050 Design Summit, where you’ll have the chance to collaborate with local officials, planners, business and property owners, and statewide leaders. This event will unveil the findings of the Designation Program Evaluation and engage participants in shaping the future of these programs, as well as the future of Vermont itself. This dynamic event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th, taking place at the Randolph Campus of Vermont State College. Designation 2050 is a statewide project to evaluate, reimagine, and redesign Vermont’s land use designation programs for the next 25 years. It will develop recommendations for making the programs more impactful, more accessible to diverse communities, and simpler to manage and use. Your input will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Vermont’s communities and programs!

P.S. If you haven’t already, make sure to take a look at the newly released United Nations report on invasive alien species. This report highlights that invasive alien species pose a significant threat to natural ecosystems, their contributions to human well-being, and overall quality of life. Moreover, it emphasizes that with effective management, we can prevent and reduce the adverse effects of invasive species.