(802) 763-7733 info@whiteriverpartnership.org PO Box 705, South Royalton, VT 05068

Upcoming events

Swim smart: Water quality monitoring dates in June

The 2022 water quality monitoring season has started!

Since 2001, WRP staff and trained volunteers have kept tabs at 22 sites throughout the watershed, including popular swimming holes and the mouths of major tributaries. 

We’ll be monitoring on 2 dates this month: June 8 & 22. It takes 24 hours to get the monitoring results, so check out our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page for data results on June 9 & 23. Or contact Christian at christian[at]whiteriverpartnership.org to request monitoring results via email.

June – September: Seeking Water Trail Stewards

The WRP is seeking volunteers to help us provide safe recreational access to the White River in 2022.

Getting involved is easy: visit the White River Water Trail map to find locations where Stewards are needed for the 2022 recreation season; learn more about volunteer Steward responsibilities here; then contact us with questions or to sign-up to steward a site!

Save the date: WRP Annual Meeting

We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 11 to celebrate our collective work to improve the White River watershed in 2022! We’ll share more details in the coming months.

Stay posted on WRP projects

The WRP posts information about on-the-ground watershed improvement projects, events, and volunteer opportunities on Facebook and Instagram. We invite you to “Like” or “Follow” us 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 regular electronic newsletter to share information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, project updates, and more. We invite you to sign-up to receive our e-newsletter by completing the form on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Support the WRP

The WRP depends on contributions of time and money to support our on-the-ground work in the watershed. Please support our good work by making a donation today!

Select the “Donate” button on the right-hand side of this page to donate via credit card or PayPal.

Or print and return our WRP Membership Form with a check.

For more information

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

Green Up the White on May 7!

We invite you to help us Green Up the White on Saturday, May 7, 2022!

To kick off the river recreation season, the WRP is coordinating a river cleanup event in conjunction with Green Up Day to remove as much trash from the White River and White River Water Trail access sites as possible.

In order to maximize our collective cleanup efforts, we have created a system that interested volunteers can use to sign-up to cleanup a specific White River site – see more information below.

How to Get Involved

Interested in helping us Green Up the White? Please follow the steps below to sign-up for a specific river cleanup site:

Step 1: Find a cleanup site – Please open the Green Up the White Sites List to find a list of river access sites in need of cleaning-up.

Step 2: Sign-up – Complete the Green Up the White Sign-Up to share your river cleanup plans. We will use the cleanup site information you provide to update the Green Up the White Sites List.

Step 3: Find Green Up Day resources – Visit this link to find more information about your town’s Green Up Day plans, including free trash bag pick-up locations, trash disposal locations, and more.

Step 4: Green Up the White – Visit your Green Up the White site on May 7 and dispose of the trash you collect at the nearest drop-off location (see town-specific Green Up Day info on this link).

Step 5: Share your results – Help us measure success by reporting your Green Up the White trash collection totals via the Green Up the White Trash Collection Report. We will tally the amount and weight of trash collected, and share the totals to celebrate our collective success!

Other ways to get involved

Got a new site? If you have identified a site along the White River that requires trash collection, but does not appear on the Green Up the White Sites List, please contact us: christian[at]whiteriverpartnership.org. We can add the new location to the List.

Questions?

Please contact us with questions: christian[at]whiteriverpartnership.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

2021 Water Trail highlights

With help from landowners, funding partners, local contractors, and 150 volunteers, the WRP completed a variety of work to protect and improve access to the White River in 2021:

-25 stewards visited White River Water Trail sites around the watershed each month, from May-September, to monitor site use, report hazards, and remove trash;

-25 volunteers monitored water quality at 25 swimming holes around the watershed, from May-September, to help us determine whether the river is safe for swimming;

-100 volunteers removed 10,500 pounds of trash from the river during 2 river cleanup events, including 225 tires; and

-A local contractor constructed parking, walking trails, and a set of stone steps to improve river access in Gaysville.

Check out the 2021 White River Water Trail Highlights report to learn more!