Floodplain field conserved in Hancock

Millard-Smith Hancock WR flooding 2010

The White River Partnership (WRP), Vermont River Conservancy (VRC), and 2 private landowners have conserved 15.4 acres of floodplain along the White River in Hancock. Tropical Storm Irene flood waters deposited large amounts of sediment on the field, which often floods during high water events.  The floodplain conservation project prohibits future development and compensates the landowners […]

2016 tree planting images

Gravel pit restoration project begins

The WRP has received funding from the state’s Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) to design a streambank restoration project at the Schindler gravel pit in Sharon. The gravel pit is located next to the main stem of the White River, and was used by the towns of Pomfret and Sharon for 50+ years to provide sand […]