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

25,000

Trees and shrubs planted

July 16th
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Board Meeting

TBA

Friends of the Winooski River Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of odd months.

September 12th
All Day

Montpelier River Clean-up

September is Vermont River Cleanup Month, and Friends of the Winooski will be pulling trash from the rivers at several sites in and around Montpelier. We would love your help!

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September 17th
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Board Meeting

TBA

Friends of the Winooski River Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of odd months.

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