Upcoming events

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 Sharon’s newest river access site. The Rikert River Access is a 10-acre field, located on both sides of the Broad Brook Cemetery. The site 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.

The June 11 event is the second of five Second Sunday Events sponsored by the WRP. Learn more here!

July 9 at 2:00 pm – West Branch project tour and picnic in Rochester

Join us for a free project tour – from 2015 – 2017 the WRP worked with the Green Mountain National Forest and other partners 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 damaged after Tropical Storm Irene. This innovative project is the first of its kind on the east coast.

The tour will start at the CCC Camp parking area in Rochester (2924 Brandon Mountain Road); 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.

The July 9 event is the third of five Second Sunday Events sponsored by the WRP. Learn more here!

Stay posted on WRP projects

The WRP posts information about on-the-ground watershed improvement projects on our Facebook page. We invite you to “Like” the page in order to stay posted on our work to improve the long-term health of the White River and its watershed.

The WRP also distributes a quarterly electronic newsletter to share project updates and to advertise upcoming volunteer opportunities. We invite you to sign-up to receive our e-newsletter by completing the form on the right-hand side of this webpage.

For more information

Please contact us for more information about our projects, upcoming events, or other ways to get involved!