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

Upcoming events

Wednesday, May 31: Water quality monitoring begins!

The 2023 Swim Smart Monitoring season begins on Wednesday, May 31

Every other Wednesday through early-September, trained volunteers will gather water samples at 22 swimming holes throughout the watershed. Then we analyze the samples to determine if the river is safe for recreation. It takes 24 hours to get the monitoring results, which we post on our websiteFacebook page, and Instagram page

We invite you to Swim Smart: Email Christian Pelletier to request monitoring results via email: christian[at]whiteriverpartnership.org. And visit our program page to learn more about water quality trends on the White River.

Saturday, June 3: White River Open fly-fishing tournament

Join the Greater Upper Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and The Woodstock Inn for the 2023 White River Open fly-fishing tournament – proceeds will benefit the White River Partnership!  

Registration will be held on Friday, June 2 from 6:00-7:30pm at The Woodstock Inn Fly-Fishing Shop. The tournament starts at sunrise on Saturday, June 3 and runs through 2:00pm; check-in will run from noon-2:00pm at Crossroads in South Royalton.

Follow this link for more information and to register.

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!

Got tires in the river? Report them here!

We need your help to remove tires from the White River.

In preparation for the river recreation season, we invite you to report any tires (or large trash dumps) you find in the White River. We’ll use your reports to focus our cleanup efforts in 2023.

In order to maximize our collective cleanup efforts, we have created a reporting system that community volunteers can use to inform the WRP about the location of tires and large trash dumps along the river.

We cannot guarantee that we will have the capacity to address all the reported tire and trash dumps that we receive, however we will do our best to address and make a plan for all submissions.

How to Get Involved

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

  • Identify a tire or trash dump along the river – we are looking for the following types of tires and trash dumps:

-A single tires or multiple tires that are in or around the White River – we are looking for tire dumps of any size

-Large items in the river that require an organized effort to remove – we want to know about things like gas tanks, home appliances, large pieces of wood and metal, etc that an individual could not remove on their own

-Large quantities of small trash items – we are looking for intentional trash dumps (multiple bags of household trash)


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

Green Up the White on May 6!

We invite you to help us Green Up the White on Saturday, May 6, 2023!

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 6 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.


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