Who We Are

The Winooski 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 district receives a limited amount of base funding ($7,250) each year from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets and relies heavily on grants and individual donations to complete its work. The Winooski Conservation District focuses its limited resources on completing conservation projects in the Winooski River,  Browns River, and portions of Lake Champlain’s sub–watersheds.

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 endure that Vermont’s forest land resources retain their economic, social, and ecological benefits.

Urban
Stormwater management in urban environments is of growing environmental concern and WNRCD is working hand in hand with local partners to promote appropriate stormwater management practices. 

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.