Welcome to The Vermont River Conservancy

We are a statewide, water-focused, nonprofit land trust supported by people, like you, who believe that the protection of exceptional shore land is essential to the quality of life in Vermont. With your help, we can continue to protect popular swimming holes, breathtaking gorges, magnificent waterfalls, fishing and boating accesses, paddlers’ trails, wildlife corridors, watersheds and so much more. We also seek to improve Vermont communities’ flood resiliency by actively exploring new conservation approaches that convert flood-threatened private property to public open space for recreation and public access. Since 1995 financial and volunteer support have enabled us to work in cooperation with landowners to conserve 78 important sites throughout Vermont. With you as a partner, we can do even more. By contributing or volunteering, you can help us assure that Vermont will have the quality of life that we all have come to enjoy and expect.

UPDATE! Click here to read about how VRC is operating with the current COVID-19 pandemic, and review guidelines for swimming hole visitors below. 

Latest News

Swimming Hole Guidelines for Pandemic

The Vermont River Conservancy (VRC) anticipates ... more »

VRC Awarded Wild & Scenic Funding

Vermont River Conservancy received an $10,000 ... more »

VRC Helps Protect Bramhall Wilderness

Vermont River Conservancy is proud to partner ... more »

Announcing Summer Internship Opportunity!

Vermont River Conservancy, Montpelier, VT Spend ... more »

Public Access Sites & COVID-19

The Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” ... more »

VRC welcomes Patrick Whelley to the Board!

I grew up in central New Hampshire, in the foothills ... more »


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