Many federal, state, and private organizations protect our most precious natural resource -- water. When we work together to achieve the same goals, we can net much larger results. Below is a listing of organizations in Vermont and beyond.
Connecticut River Joint Commissions - The Connecticut River Joint Commissions is a catalyst for cooperatively meeting the Valley's challenges.
Connecticut River Watershed Council - The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) is the only broad-based citizen advocate for the environmental well-being of the entire Connecticut River.
Conservation Law Foundation - Located in Montpelier, the Conservation Law Foundation's Vermont Advocacy Center has been "defending the law of the land" in the state for about 15 years.
Environmental Protection Agency - EPA is a federal agency charged with protecting human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land.
Natural Resource Conservation Service - NRCS collaborates with local organizations to assist landowners with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources by delivering technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs.
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission - The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, a non-profit interstate agency established by an Act of Congress, serves and assists its member states individually and collectively by providing coordination, public education, training and leadership in the management and protection of water quality in the New England region and New York.
River Network - River Network builds and supports the river and watershed movement and teaches partner groups to organize in their local communities by providing tools and training needed to be effective.
US Fish & Wildlife Service - The mission of the US Fish & Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
USGS Office of Water Quality - The Office of Water Quality provides leadership and coordination in the development of programs to address issues concerning the quality of the Nation's surface-water and ground-water resources, and provides support in the application of techniques for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of water-quality data.
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Under the umbrella of the Agency of Natural Resources, VT DEC is subdivided into air quality, environmental assistance, facilities engineering, geological survey, laboratory, permits, stormwater management, waste management, wastewater management, water quality, and water supply divisions.
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife - The mission of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont. In order to accomplish this mission, the integrity, diversity and vitality of all natural systems must be protected.
Vermont Natural Resources Council - VNRC is a leading statewide environmental organization dedicated to protecting our natural resources and environment through research, education, and advocacy.
Vermont Natural Resources Board, Water Resources Panel - The Water Resources Panel of the Vermont Natural Resources Board ensure the rules which guide the management of Vermont's water resources and wetlands are adopted and interpreted, by a citizen board which is independent of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR).
Vermont River Conservancy - VRC works to purchase and conserve precious waterfalls and gorges, swimming holes, riparian areas, paddling and fishing sites and ensures that they remain accessible and free from development.
Vermont Rural Water Association - Formerly the Northeast Rural Water Association, VTRWA promotes public health and a clean environment by providing support to water and wastewater systems and others.
White River Partnership - The WRP is focused on helping local communities balance the cultural, economic and environmental health of the White River watershed through active citizen participation.