Second Sunday Events

The WRP is coordinating a Second Sunday Event series in 2017. Starting on Sunday, May 14 and running through Sunday, September 10 individuals and groups have 5 opportunities to get involved in the WRP’s work to improve the long-term health of the White River and its watershed!

All events start at 2pm; are held rain or shine; and are free-of-charge, unless otherwise noted. For more details – or to RSVP – please contact us at info[at]whiteriverpartnership.org.

May 14 at 2:00 pm – Plant trees along the White River in Stockbridge

Help us finish planting 1,000 trees in this location to improve water quality, habitat, and flood resilience. Volunteers should meet at 564 Children’s Camp Road in Gaysville. Dress to get dirty in long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes; the WRP will provide gloves, shovels, and light snacks.

June 11 at 2:00 pm – Build an access trail to the White River in Sharon

Help us build a trail to the White River across the Rikert River Access, Sharon’s newest river access site located just downstream of the Broad Brook confluence with the White River. This 10-acre field, located on both sides of the Broad Brook Cemetery, was recently acquired from the landowner by the Vermont River Conservancy; conserved with a permanent easement protecting open space and public access; and donated to the Town of Sharon in March 2017.

Volunteers should meet at the Broad Brook Cemetery in Sharon (1106 River Road). Dress to get dirty in long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes; the WRP will provide gloves, tools, and light snacks.

July 9 at 2:00 pm – West Branch Project tour & picnic in Rochester

The WRP worked with the Green Mountain National Forest, US Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA, VTrans, private landowners, and local contractors to restore 1.5 miles of the West Branch of the White River in Rochester, using large wood structures to restore in-stream and riparian habitat. This innovative project is the first of its kind on the east coast.

Join us for a free project tour – meet at the CCC Camp parking area in Rochester (2924 Brandon Mountain Road) – and dress to walk through fields and along the river. An optional picnic fundraiser will follow the tour at 4pm; suggested donations are $20 per individual or $35 per couple/family.

August 13 at 2:00 pm – Paddle Fest from Royalton to Sharon

Join us for a paddle trip between 2 new river access sites along the White River. We’ll start at the new Gilman River Access in Royalton (124 Gilman Road) and end at the new Rikert River Access in Sharon. Bring your own boat, paddles, and life jackets; the WRP will provide light snacks.

September 10 at 2:00 pm – River cleanup at White River access sites

Join us for a river cleanup at multiple access sites along the lower White River as part of Vermont’s River Cleanup Month and the Source to Sea events. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot just downstream of the South Royalton Bridge (103 Chelsea Street). Dress to get dirty in long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes; the WRP will provide gloves, trash bags, and light snacks.

For more information

Visit our Volunteer FAQs page for more information about WRP volunteer events. Or contact us at info[at]whiteriverpartnership.org with questions!