Onion River Race and Ramble!
Save the Date-Sunday June 3rd
The Race and Ramble has grown to be the largest downriver race in Vermont. The 10.5 mile race spans a beautiful stretch of the river from Bolton to Richmond.
Your financial support has a direct impact on the river! Your $50 donation purchases 10 trees or shrubs to reduce erosion and improve habitat. Your $100 donation allows us to add another water quality sampling site, so that we can pinpoint problem spots and start working on solutions.
Your membership means more steps toward a clean, healthy, and resilient Winooski watershed.
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 more Vermont brands who want to connect with outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Our events draw hundreds of participants, volunteers, and spectators, and we would be proud to thank you for sponsoring these fun days on the water.
Contact Michele Braun (michele [at] winooskiriver.org) to become a sponsor today.
Mud Season Arrives
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring polluted runoff to streams in our watershed. Do you have erosion issues on your land? We can help you find solutions!
We work with private landowners to design green solutions to erosion and runoff problems, and we can provide funding to make improvements so that your land isn't damaged by storms, and isn't washing mud into streams.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what's happening when it rains on your land. We would love to help!
It's Planting Time!
Winooski watershed volunteers plant thousands of native trees and shrubs along streambanks every year to reduce erosion and improve habitat and water quality. You can join us on any of our planting days. Put together a crew for an employee service day -- it's a fun day outside, and rewarding to make a difference for our rivers. Check out dates and locations here: https://winooskiriver.org/event-planting.php
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Restore Stream Buffers by Planting Trees and Shrubs
April 27, 2018 09:00 am - May 10, 2018 06:30 pm
Join us to plant trees and shrubs in Northfield, Calais, and Marshfield on six dates in April and May. Email shawn[at]winooskiriver[dot]org to RSVP!
Onion River Race and Ramble
June 03, 2018 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
The Friends of the Winooski River will be holding our 5th annual Onion River Race and Ramble on Sunday June 3rd. Get your friends and neighbors and enjoy a paddle along the Winooski River between Bolton and Richmond,VT. It promises to be a day of excitement, camaraderie, and fun! For details and to pre-register, follow the link below:
River of Light: Full Moon Paddle on the Winooski River
July 26, 2018 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join fellow Friends of the Winooski River for the third annual moonlight paddle, the “River of Light," from Heineberg Bridge to Lake Champlain. Visit the event page below for more details:
September 08, 2018 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Volunteers needed for river clean-ups in the Montpelier/Barre areas. Meet at City Hall in Montpelier at 8:30 AM.
Winooski Pedal and Paddle
September 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 pm
Friends of the Winooski River, with the Winooski Valley Park District and City of Winooski Parks and Recreation, created this new event in 2017. The approximately 4 mile pedal is predominantly on dirt paths and roads along the river and through the Intervale Center to Winooski. In Winooski, you will hop in your canoe or kayak and paddle back to the Homestead on the Winooski River through the beautiful Winooski Valley. For more details, visit the event page below: