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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.
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.
Tons of trash removed from the Winooski River
Water quality samples analyzed
Trees and shrubs planted
Launch from Bolton dam, take out at Richmond town green
The Onion River Race and Ramble is a 10.5-mile paddle from Bolton to Richmond on Vermont's Winooski River. The Race and Ramble attracts serious racers as well as paddlers looking for a fun time on the water.
Heineberg Bridge Access
Get your friends and family together to start planning your lighting scheme for the 5th-not-exactly-annual River of Light: Paddling by the Light of the Moon. We will meet at the Heineberg Bridge Access (on the Colchester side of the Rt 127 bridge over the Winooski River) at 7:00 PM. Participants will leave their boats and drive their cars to the Colchester Point Fishing Access. There participants will organize self-shuttles to come back to the put in. The goal is to launch at sunset and paddle the 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain.
39 Main St., Montpelier, VT
The Friends of the Winooski River will be holding its annual river clean-up, and volunteers are needed to help remove trash at several sites on the North Branch and Winooski rivers. We’ll meet in front of Montpelier City Hall at 8:30 and walk or carpool to the cleanup sites from there. We are also in need of volunteers to help move canoes and tires before and after the event, so please contact us if you're able to help with those. Wear appropriate clothing for walking in rivers and along river beds, shoes that can be worn in rivers, and bring gloves if possible. Snacks and water are also recommended. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a guardian.