• Upcoming events

    August 7th and 21st: 2019 Water Quality Monitoring season continues Our 19th year of monitoring water quality in the White River started on Wednesday, May 29. WRP staff and trained volunteers will monitor 3 indicators of water quality at 22 swimming holes every other Wednesday through September 4 – including 2 dates this month. Data results […]

  • Improving fish passage in Pomfret’s Mill Brook

    The WRP is partnering with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD), US Fish & Wildlife Service, Greater Upper Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and the town of Pomfret to improve fish passage through the first culvert on Mill Brook by installing a new type of rubber baffle system this summer. A recent press release from […]

  • WRP honors Outstanding Watershed Partners

    The WRP honored 2 Outstanding Watershed Partners at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 27 at the Arnold Block in Bethel. “This year’s Annual Meeting gave folks a chance to catch up with their watershed neighbors, enjoy appetizers provided by 5 Olde Tavern, and celebrate our collective work to improve the long-term health of the […]

  • Eaton Dams removal design project

    The WRP is working with partners to complete a design to remove the Upper & Lower Eaton Dams on the First Branch of the White River in Royalton. Upper Eaton Dam The Upper Eaton Dam is located immediately upstream of Royalton’s Mill Road bridge. Originally built from logs, the dam was rebuilt in 1924 using […]

  • Last fish passage barrier removed on Rochester’s Wing Brook

    Construction has started to remove the last barrier to fish passage on Wing Brook in Rochester: the stream-crossing culvert at Wing Farm Road. The Wing Farm Road culvert is located near the mouth of Wing Brook, and is one of only three stream-crossing structures on the stream. Until recently all three structures were under-sized, making […]