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

Upcoming events

Summer 2023 flood response

Rain ending on Tuesday, July 11 resulted in the sixth highest flood on record in Vermont and heavy rainfall continued through August and September.

Here are some resources for folks in the White River valley who have been impacted by flooding or who want to help:

Impacted individuals: Call 211 to report flood damages. Also check out the FEMA Individual Assistance Program information on the VT Emergency Management website and the 504 Housing Repair Program on the USDA Rural Development website.

Impacted agricultural producers: Check out these resources on the Agency of Agriculture website. In addition, check out these grants available to eligible, flood-damaged farms: VCF Farm Disaster Relief Fund, NOFA-VT Farmer Emergency Fund and Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program.

-Impacted businesses, nonprofits, and manufactured homes: Check out these resources on the Agency of Commerce & Community development website.

Impacted towns: Check out this “Municipal Guidance for Flood Emergencies in Vermont” for specific information about emergency recovery. In addition, the following sites provide sector-based guidance: VT Agency of Natural Resources flood recovery resources, VT Emergency Management flood resources, and VT League of Cities & Towns flood resources for municipalities.

Folks who want to help out: We know there will be plenty of trash to remove in and along the river into 2024. If you see trash in or along the river, please report the location using the form at this link. If you clean-up trash on your own, please follow this guidance from the Agency of Natural Resources. Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved in river cleanups next year!

Stay posted: WRP e-newsletter

The WRP 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.

Stay posted: WRP social media

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.

Support us: Get involved

The WRP depends on volunteers and stewards to accomplish much of our important work. Follow this link to learn more about opportunities to get involved and to help improve the health of the White River!

Support us: Make a donation

The WRP depends on contributions of time and money to support our on-the-ground work to improve the White River. 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.

Contact us: For more information

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

Cast your vote 2023

We invite current WRP Members to cast their vote for 3 open Board seats by Sunday, September 10 at noon.

Step 1: Read the 2023 Board candidate bios below

Jim Armbruster – I first became involved with the White River Partnership in 2015 when I served for a year as an AmeriCorps Member through the VT DEC ECO program. During that time, I became familiar with the watershed through water quality sampling, and assessment of access sites that would eventually become the White River Water Trail. I continue to volunteer as a site steward at one of the sites. I currently work as the Field Research Coordinator at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science where we collaborate with the WRP on projects. Outside of natural resources I volunteer as an Advanced EMT on Woodstock Ambulance, and Hartland Rescue Squad. I am also the Animal Control Officer for the towns of Hartland, and Sharon.

Monica Collins – I live on the Hancock Branch of the White River.  I’m proud to represent the most westerly reach of our favorite river.  My first involvement with the WRP was back in 2001 when I volunteered to help do stream assessments.  In addition to serving as the current Board VP, I work at Vermont Law & Graduate School as the Associate Director of Career Services, working with graduate students on academic, experiential, and career advising. I serve on some local boards and work with Feeding the Valley Alliance, a food security non-profit in the Upper White River Valley.  In my spare time, I enjoy working in my garden and on DIY projects at my house, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the Green Mountains.

Eric Donaldson – I am a practicing fluvial geomorphologist and river enthusiast.  I have 21 years of experience in restoration geomorphology, surface-groundwater hydrology, restoration project planning, design, and implementation.  Unlocking the stories that landscapes tell us through geomorphology and ecology brings me great joy.  Though the White River is not my natal waters, I married into its watershed.  My wife was born and raised in Vermont and, along with our three kids, we spend time in the watershed with our extended family.  We currently live in South Strafford, Vermont, a stone’s throw from the watershed divide into Mitchell Brook, a tributary to the lower White.  I humbly look forward to continuing my service on the board, should the membership deem me worthy.

Step 2: Then vote in one of the following ways

Vote online: follow this link to cast your vote via a Google Form.


Vote by phone: call 802-763-7733 and leave a message with your name and your “yes” or “no” vote for the slate of Board candidates.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Russ: mary[at]whiteriverpartnership.org.

River trash report

We need your help to cleanup the White River following the recent flooding.

We invite you to report any trash you find in or along the White River. We’ll use your reports to focus our cleanup efforts over the coming weeks.

How to Get Involved

Do you know the location of trash in or along the White River? Please follow the steps below to submit the location of the trash:

  • Identify trash along the river – we are looking for the following types:

Flood-related trash – from large items in the river that require an organized effort to remove (gas tanks, home appliances, large pieces of metal, etc) to small piles washed-up on the banks

Tires – one tire or piles of tires

Trash dumps – recent or historic trash piles

  • Complete the Trash Report Form
  • We will follow up with additional details and clean up plans based on your submission


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