Fall River Clean-Up

Thank you to everyone who joined our annual river clean-up!

There was a silver lining to our unusually hot and dry summer - the low flow conditions made it possible to pull out trash that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to find or reach. 


We removed  700 pounds of trash and 10 tires from our Wild & Scenic Missisquoi River!

Wild & Scenic Events


Celebrating 5 years of Wild and

Scenic Designation!

In December 2014, Congress voted to add 46.1 miles of our beautiful northern Vermont rivers to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. We are so pleased to be a part of this great network. 

Explore the website to see some of the work we've done over the past 5 years; join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date about new events and opportunities, and check out the footage from our Wild and Scenic Rivers Sojourn that we held this past June to celebrate our amazing rivers!



In December 2014, Vermont joined the prestigious network of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System when a congressional action designated 46.1 miles of the Upper Missisquoi River and the Trout River as Wild & Scenic. These beautiful rivers now join other celebrated rivers in 40 U.S. states and commonwealths; these 208 designated rivers are preserved and safeguarded for their remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, and cultural values.

Our Committee works to protect the rivers for the good of all.

It's your river. Make your splash!


Our designated Wild and Scenic Rivers are managed by our local communities. We will pursue actions and hold river activities that protect, enhance, and encourage enjoyment of our rivers, and we need your participation!

Keep an eye on our Events page and our Facebook page to know how you can participate in clean-ups, paddles, celebrations, and workshops.

Come to a Wild & Scenic Committee meeting, held monthly.

Contact us if you'd like to join our mailing list, to receive meeting and event notices, and our annual newsletter.

Let us know what parts of Vermont's first Wild and Scenic Rivers are outstanding and important to you, and how we can help protect and preserve those areas. 

Enjoy this video about the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers that was created during the Wild and Scenic Study.


The Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic River Committee is formed of local appointees and partner organizations to coordinate the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Designation.

The Committee's mission is to collaborate with partners and the communities the rivers run through or are adjacent to (Lowell, Westfield, Troy, Jay, North Troy, Richford, Montgomery, Berkshire, Enosburg, and Enosburg Falls) to promote the rivers and support good river management. The Committee will use the voluntary Management Plan as a road map to promote, protect, and enhance the rivers and their resources. Open meetings - driven by consensus - and river activities will provide a regular and reliable forum for discussion, research, consensus-building, and action around river matters. 



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