Our Goal is a Clean, Healthy, Resilient Winooski Watershed.

We want to engage people who live, work, and play in our watershed to learn about the challenges to the river, and help us work to solve some of those challenges, and celebrate the progress that we make. 


Working For Your Rivers

The Friends of the Winooski River needs your help to build our capacity to restore and protect the waters of the Winooski Watershed.

I love the Winooski River! Every season of the year, I can find beautiful places along the river that take my breath away. It's the water of life for those of us lucky enough to live in her watershed.

Jeanne, Burlington


Tons of trash removed from the Winooski River


Habitats improved


Water quality samples analyzed


Trees and shrubs planted

River News & Information


Letter to Our Friends 2023

Homes, businesses, and a few entire towns were upended by the historic flooding in the Winooski River watershed this summer. Read full blog post at this link. 

Nov 22 2023

PFAS Primer for Winooski River Watershed Residents

We gave FWR volunteer science writer Jenny Blair some of the questions we receive about PFAS, and she has dug into the subject to provide a lot of pertinent facts for you. 

Sep 25 2023

Join Us for Dinner

Celebrate 25 years of working together to restore the health of our watershed!  We’ll enjoy live music by Colin McCaffrey, recognition of some of our outstanding volunteers, and a presentation about beavers in the landscape by Tyler Brown, ...

Mar 18 2023