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Three Things: Vermont Green FC Conservation Night, Connolly Pond Dam Removal, and VNRC’s Office Wins Greenest Building Award! 

Three things: We’re inviting you to Vermont Green Football Club’s Conservation Night, kicking off the dam removal process at Connolly Pond, and celebrating our office winning the Greenest Building Award!

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Vermont Green FC Home Opener – Conservation Night Tomorrow at 7pm!

We are excited to invite you to join us, Audubon Vermont, Vermont Land Trust, and the Green Mountain Club tomorrow, May 26th, for Conservation Night at the Vermont Green FC’s home opener! The Vermont Green Football Club, a USL League Two soccer club based in Burlington, believes soccer can be a powerful catalyst for a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world. We’re excited to be at the game sharing our work for Vermont’s environment, and celebrating the role of soccer in this important mission! Find out more and purchase tickets to tomorrow night’s game here. 

Connolly Pond Dam Removal Scheduled to Begin in Shrewsbury

The pre-construction meeting is scheduled this week for the removal of Connolly Pond Dam in Shrewsbury Vermont. The dam is being removed in the interest of public safety, to reduce flood risk, and reconnect and restore a headwater tributary to the Mill River, which ultimately flows to the Otter Creek and on to Lake Champlain. Many co-benefits exist with this type of project including restoring natural sediment transport, reduced erosion, restored aquatic organism passage (AOP), reconnection with the floodplain to support flood resilience, restored wetlands, stream channel processes, and a restored ecosystem with increased biodiversity. Karina Dailey, restoration ecologist with VNRC, is managing the project in partnership with the landowners.

VNRC Office Wins Vermont Green Building Network’s 2022 Greenest Building Award

The eleventh annual Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards, hosted by the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN), celebrated VNRC’s Offices as a “Greenest Building Award” winner on April 20, 2023. Winning buildings were showcased as inspirational, model green buildings that create a new standard for environmentally responsible construction and renovation in Vermont. Our building uses air source heat pumps for all heating, has energy recovery ventilation, and has a heat pump water heater with recirculation. There is also an off-site PV in a community solar array located on a closed landfill in Bristol, Vermont. We are proud to celebrate this recognition, and to live our organizational values through our work space.