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. 


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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

50

Tons of trash removed from the Winooski River

40

Habitats improved

8,000

Water quality samples analyzed

35,000

Trees and shrubs planted

September 10th
08:30 am to 11:30 am

River Clean-up Montpelier

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.

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September 24th
08:30 am to 11:30 am

River Clean-up Barre

Barre, Vermont

The Friends of the Winooski along with the Barre Rivers group is hosting a river clean-up event. We are also in need of volunteers to help move canoes and tires before and after the event, so please contact the Friends of the Winooski or Barre Rivers ([email protected]) 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.

River News & Information

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Slow the Rain, Montpelier!

A lot of the conversation about the health of Lake Champlain focuses on agriculture, so it isn't surprising that many people don't realize that one acre of developed land -- roofs, driveways, streets -- can shed more 

Oct 11 2019

Sponsor our Paddle Program

Do you love to get out on the water? We have three paddling events this summer, and we're seeking Sponsors. We have been sponsored in the past by Ben & Jerry's, Concept2, Seventh Generation, and many

Oct 11 2019

Water Wise Woodlands

Whether you have 5 or 500 acres of woodland, you can help prevent flood damage and produce one of Vermont’s most important forest products—clean water!  Healthy woodlands can absorb, 

Oct 11 2019