FWR works to restore healthy ecosystems in the Winooski watershed.

We plant thousands of native trees and shrubs along streams throughout the watershed each year. These buffers filter rain as it runs toward the river, keeping streams cleaner. The roots reduce erosion, to keep streambanks more stable. They improve the quality of habitat for wildlife, birds, and fish.

FWR works on public and private land to solve erosion problems, design and install green stormwater solutions, and improve fish passage. We obtain grants for landowners, contract with expert consultants, and recruit volunteers to provide labor. We replace culverts, remove dams, install rain gardens, and more.

Let us know if there’s a problem spot in your neighborhood; we’d love to help!