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VRC’s Newest Site Steward Volunteer

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Vermont River Conservancy would not be where it is today without the dedication and commitment of the communities we work in, especially, local volunteers.  we welcome our newest volunteer to the VRC family Frank Peterson! Frank is our new Site Steward for Ladd’s Mill River Access as well as the Hancock Brook swimming hole.  Frank has been a resident of Worcester for almost 40 years.  With his time in Vermont, Frank continues to enjoy exploring Vermont’s mountain streams, discovering waterfalls, quite pools, water smoothed stone and all the life that lives along them.  With his help we will continue to keep Vermont waters clean, protected, and most importantly, available for all to enjoy!

If being a Site Steward is something that interests you, or you just want to get more involved with our organization, contact Lydia!

VRC Welcomes Adam Roaldi as Newest Member

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

This summer, Vermont River Conservancy is happy to add Adam Roaldi to the VRC team as our new Stewardship Intern.  Adam came to the Vermont River Conservancy to better understand Vermont’s initiatives and policies to protect its beautiful lands and waterways.  Hoping to further the interest of environmental conservation in his future endeavors.  Adam will be starting his second year of law school this fall at Vermont Law School, with the intention of focusing on environmental and energy law, specifically sustainable and renewable energy while still protecting the environment.

Adam comes to us from Buffalo, NY, receiving his B.A. from the University at Buffalo.  Before moving to Vermont Adam worked for the New York State Attorney General, holding a position in the Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau. However, his passion for the outdoors has drawn him to the Green Mountains so that he can now help to protect our environment.

Adam currently lives in South Royalton, Vermont and is an avid hiker, fisherman, skier, and musician.

VRC Fundraising Events at Local Restaurants

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

We are grateful to live and work in a state in which there are many local business owners who are invested in their communities and are committed to giving back to organizations that are working for the people and places of Vermont. The Vermont River Conservancy is teaming up with two such businesses and we hope you will join us on Tuesday, June 6th at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier and Wednesday, July 19th at the Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington.  Both restaurants are donating a portion of their proceeds for those dates to VRC. Put those dates on the calendar and plan a night out to eat and drink for the benefit of our rivers!

Tell Us About Your Canoe!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

We want to hear from you! Check out this short National Geographic movie, The Canoe.  The Vermont River Conservancy wants to hear about your canoe. Send us a picture and tell us a story about your favorite boat and favorite waters to take it to.  We’d love to feature your story in our summer newsletter! Email Richarda Ericson (richarda@vermontriverconservancy.org).

Nulhegan Hut – May Workdays

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Help finish the Nulhegan Hut! This 14×16 timber framed structure, built by students and volunteers in the fall, is designed to be a base for explorations of the Nulhegan and Upper Connecticut watershed. Volunteers are invited to help install a porch, roof, windows, doors, and sheathing. Work is scheduled for May 4th-May 7th and May 26th-29th. Come for a day or make a weekend out of it by camping at the site with other volunteers. There will be a community celebration and paddle on May 29th – all are welcome!

Click here for a map. For more information and to RSVP, contact Noah Pollock at noah@vermontriverconservancy.org

 

You Can Become a Sustaining Donor!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Did you know that the Vermont River Conservancy has a Monthly Giving Club? Recurring gifts make a difference in VRC’s work to protect special lands along our rivers throughout the entire year. Please consider making a monthly donation and join other VRC supporters who share a passion for protecting public access to swimming holes, improving Vermont’s flood resiliency, linking campsites and access points to create paddlers’ trails, and much more.

For more information or to join our Monthly Giving Club (either with monthly credit card donations or an automatic payment from your bank), please contact Richarda Ericson at richarda@vermontriverconservancy.org or call (802) 229-0820.

Thank you! 

 

 

Amazon Smile Gives More Back to Non-Profits, Today Only!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

If you have an Amazon shopping list, today is the day to make your purchases because Amazon Smile is giving back to non-profits at 10x the normal rate today only (March 16, 2017)! All you need to do is go to smile.amazon.com and choose the Vermont River Conservancy as your organization, and we will receive a donation from Amazon of 5% of your total purchases! We appreciate the extra support!

VRC Welcomes Dave Hajdasz to Board

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

VRC was thrilled to welcome Dave Hajdasz to the Board of Directors last November. With Dave’s passion for protecting swimming holes and his professional expertise, he is a great addition to the board. You can read more about Dave here. Welcome, Dave!

Nulhegan Confluence Hut – Volunteer Days Oct 21st and 22nd

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Join us on Friday, October 21st and/or Saturday, October 22nd, to help install the roof and sheathing boards for a new timber framed hut along the Nulhegan River in Bloomfield, Vermont!

This is a partnership with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Yestermorrow Design Build School.

Early this season, NFCT,  VRC, Yestermorrow, and NorthWoods Stewardship Center volunteers developed trails on this property, a privy, and raising the frame for the hut, which had been pre-built by students from a Yestermorrow Design-Build School class. We will now be working to enclose the structure by adding roof boards, insulation, and sheathing boards. Work will include cutting and nailing boards in place, as well as adding insulation and strapping.

Volunteers are welcome to camp out Friday night, and come for one or both days. Food will be provided!

Click here for a google map of the project site

For more information, directions, and to RSVP, contact Noah Pollock at noah@vermontriverconservancy.org
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Nulhegan River Clean-up

Monday, September 26th, 2016

On October 9th, join river enthusiasts on a Sunday afternoon paddle along a scenic section of the Nulhegan River in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Peak fall colors should abound! While on the water we will be stopping to remove a long abandoned paddle-boat.

This is an intermediate trip – while flatwater, expect to walk your boat around two rocky sections, over beaver dams, and up a steep hill at the take-out.

Consider staying for dinner around a campfire and night under the stars at a new trail and campsite developed along the river.

On Monday, we’ll be raising a timber framed hut on property conserved at the confluence of the Nulhegan and the East Branch. (More info)

For more information and to RSVP (required by Thursday, October 6th, contact Noah Pollock at (noah@vermontriverconservancy.org)

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