Who We Are

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District is one of 14 conservation districts throughout Vermont. It encompasses all of Chittenden and Washington County as well as parts of Orange County (Orange, Williamstown and Washington). The WNRCD encompasses more than five different drainage basins including: the Winooski River Watershed, the LaPlatte River Watershed, and parts of the Lake Champlain, Lamoille and White River Watersheds.  As the name of the District suggests, the Winooski River Watershed represents a great deal of the District.  The district relies on grants and individual donations to complete conservation work. Focusing  resources on completing conservation projects within the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation and watershed stewardship.  Our work depends on partnering with the distinct watershed associations, conservation commissions, towns and communities throughout the District to identify projects and to address the common goal of soil and water conservation.

What We Do

Agriculture
We are committed to providing agricultural producers with the technical, financial, and educational resources they need to be exceptional stewards of the Vermont landscape.

Forestland
We are a strong advocate of sustainable forestry practices, and work to ensure that Vermont’s forest land resources retain their economic, social, and ecological benefits.

Urban
We work hand in hand with local partners to promote appropriate stormwater management practices, providing technical, financial and educational resources. 

Watershed
We constantly seek to improve and protect Vermont’s network of rivers and streams so that everyone may enjoy the myriad benefits that these water resources provide. 

When we meet

The WNRCD board of supervisors and staff meet monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at our Berlin office. Please email info@winooskinrcd.org for dates.

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