Shannon Knowles

Shannon Knowles joined our VRC staff as part time Office Manager in the summer of 2018.  She brought over two decades of small business and non-profit management experience plus a passion for exploring Vermont and its waters.  Growing up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, her childhood summers were spent in an off-grid tar paper camp on a pond in the wilderness of the NEK where she received her first beat up fiberglass kayak at the age of 10. Those formative years in the woods have carried into her adult dreams of someday returning to that self-sufficient lifestyle on or near a quiet pond.

Shannon and her daughters (and their kayaks) moved to Montpelier in 2018, where she will stay until she finds or builds a small homestead in the boonies, on a pond, with chickens and an ill-behaved dog.

Latest News

Maggie Citarella’s visit to the North Branch Cascades

The day that I visited the North Branch Cascades ... more »

North Branch Cascades Trail is Open!

This has been a very popular time for the one-mile ... more »

River Access video featuring our own Noah Pollock!

Here’s a wonderful video created by Lake ... more »

Privy installed at the North Branch Cascades Trail

We’re so happy to see folks out on our North ... more »

New Public Access to the New Haven River

Vermont River Conservancy is pleased to announce ... more »

Rivers Are For All

The Vermont River Conservancy remains committed ... more »


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