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TU launches major restoration effort on Battenkill

We have our sights set on a productive 2020 with the launch of the Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative. This large-scale project will employ an ecosystem-based approach to prioritize reconnection, restoration and protection throughout the watershed. There will be no shortage of volunteer and research opportunities as we work to connect the stream to its floodplain, stabilize eroding banks, re-vegetate riparian buffers, and establish appropriate channel form/dimensions so the system can properly transport water and sediment. 

Click here to read a fantastic blog post by Trout Unlimited New York Project Coordinator, Jacob Fetterman.

Click here to take a look at Jacob’s informative 2019 Battenkill Watershed Assessment

Become a Member

Want to make fishing better in Bennington and Rutland counties? The rivers, streams, and fish need your financial support. Join or renew as a member of Trout Unlimited’s Southwestern Vermont Chapter #049 today. Become a Member Joining online is easy and annual memberships are affordable, beginning at just $35. Family memberships and Stream Explorer youth memberships … Continue reading Become a Member


There are many ways you can help out, meet new people, and protect your local streams and rivers. We also welcome your ideas for events and conservation activities. Join a River Committee Your most powerful impact begins in your own backyard. TUSWVT has created River Committees to allow you to protect the waters you care … Continue reading Volunteer

Vermont Trout in the Classroom

Vermont Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is part of a nation-wide environmental education program in which students raise brook trout from eggs before releasing them in a state-approved stream. Trout Unlimited (TU) sponsors TIC in Vermont and the state’s five TU chapters provide volunteers to each participating classroom. Joe Mark, a board member of the … Continue reading Vermont Trout in the Classroom