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 are available the Thursday afternoon following each biweekly test date; results for the latest testing date will be posted on our website and on the WRP Facebook page.
To learn more about water quality trends in the White River watershed, read the 4-page 2018 White River Water Quality Report.
Join the WRP and Vermont Law School on Sunday, September 8 at 2pm to help remove trash from along the lower White River as part of the Source to Sea Cleanup event. Meet at the parking area immediately downstream from the South Royalton bridge (121 Chelsea Street). Dress to walk along the river in long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes. Gloves, trash bags, and light snacks will be provided.
The new White River Watershed Recreation Map & Guide is hot-off-the-presses! The WRP worked with several partners to create a printed, waterproof map that highlights access points, paddling trips, tubing routes, fishing tips, hiking trails, and more along the White River and its five major tributaries: First Branch, Second Branch, Third Branch, West Branch, and Tweed River – nearly 110 miles of river exploration!
Proceeds from the sale of the map will support our efforts to protect and improve the White River Water Trail.
Maps are on sale now for $7.95/each plus shipping & handling. Follow this link to buy your copy today!
Or join the WRP in 2019 and receive 1 free copy of the map. Follow this link to learn more.
The WRP posts information about on-the-ground watershed improvement projects, events, and volunteer opportunities on Facebook and Instagram. We invite you to “Like” or “Follow” us in order to stay posted on our work to improve the long-term health of the White River and its watershed.
The WRP also distributes a monthly volunteer opportunity email and a biannual electronic newsletter to share project updates and more. We invite you to sign-up to receive our e-newsletter and volunteer opportunity announcements by completing the form on the right-hand side of this webpage.
Finally the WRP mails a handful of project updates and event notices directly to members over the course of each year, including our annual report, Second Sunday Events calendar, annual membership meeting invite, and more. We invite you to support our work by becoming a member today!
Please contact us for more information about our projects, upcoming events, or other ways to get involved!