White River Water Trail

The WRP is working with the Green Mountain National Forest, National Park Service RTCA ProgramVermont Housing & Conservation Board, Vermont River Conservancy, Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, and watershed towns to improve and steward the new White River Water Trail.

The White River Water Trail is an emerging network of designated recreational access sites along the White River and its tributaries. Water Trail sites may be used for many types of access, including fishing, picnics, river access, swimming, tubing/boating access, scenic views, and more.

To learn more about which types of access are appropriate at each site, visit the Water Trail map

Site improvement projects

The WRP is working with partners to improve Water Trail sites in several ways:

  • Helping towns secure funding to install gravel parking lots, river access trails, picnic tables, and other amenities at post-Irene buyout parks;
  • Conserving new Water Trail sites as opportunities arise;
  • Working with VT Youth Conservation Corps / Project Harmony crews and community volunteers to construct and maintain river access trails;
  • Erecting wayfaring and informational signs; and
  • Working with Watersheds United Vermont and the Connecticut River Conservancy to remove man-made trash during Vermont’s River Cleanup Month in September.

Site Stewards

The WRP is working with partners to create a White River Water Trail Stewardship Network. Our long-term goal is to provide safe recreational access to the White River by recruiting and supporting a stewardship volunteer at each Water Trail site.

To launch this effort, we are seeking 10+ volunteers to help us pilot the Stewardship Network in summer 2018! Volunteer stewardship responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring a specific White River Water Trail (WRWT) site once a month in June, July, and August;
  • Gathering data on trash, hazards, and site improvement needs;
  • Collecting trash in the trash bags provided (as needed) and leaving the bag(s) at the site for pick-up;
  • Reporting data via an electronic SurveyMonkey form by the Monday following the third full weekend of each month (June 18, July 16, August 20); and
  • Participating in the WRP Source to Sea Cleanup on September 9 from 2-4pm (optional).

Follow this link to see the WRWT sites across the White River watershed that require a site steward!

If you are interested in becoming a site steward, please contact WRP Watershed Assessment Intern Christian Pelletier at christian[at]whiteriverpartnership.org or 802-763-7733.

For more information

Please contact us for more information about the White River Water Trail.