MRBA Annual River Clean-Up

Join us June 10th for our Annual River Clean-Up! We will meet at the Irving Station (near the Highgate Public Library and Mill Hill Rd) in East Highgate at 9:30am and put-in near the falls, then paddle upstream and clean up the river. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the weather and the activity.

Come join us for a fun paddle and do some good for the river at the same time!

Contact or (802) 393-0076 with questions.

River Clean-Up Flyer 2017


Volunteer Tree Planting Workday!

Join us Saturday, April 29th, from 9am-12pm to help plant trees along the Missisquoi River at Randall View Farm, 928 VT-100 in Lowell!

On April 29th, people all over the US will come together to march in the People’s Climate March – demanding action be taken in defense of our climate. Here in our watershed, we will march across a field with shovels and young trees, and take direct action in the form of planting trees which will absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, increase the protection and stability of our river banks, and overall improve our watershed.

Please join us from 9-12 on Saturday, April 29th to support clean water, healthy riverbanks, and community action! We will meet at the farm at 9 and head back to the river. Equipment will be provided; boots are recommended.

Contact us at or 802-393-0076 if you have any questions.Tree Planting flyer April 29 Lowell

2017 Annual Public Forum

Please join us on Sunday, March 19th, from 2-4pm at the Swanton Public Library. We will discuss the results of our 2016 water sampling program and the health of our watershed. We will also have guest speakers: our ECO AmeriCorps member Brodie Haenke will take us on a virtual field trip around Vermont to teach us about the geologic history of the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and Board member Jimmy Young will teach us about the soils of the Missisquoi River Basin – the soil types that we are home to, and what they tell us about our watershed.

We look forward to sharing this information with you!

MRBA 2017 public forum flyer

2016 Newsletter

Our 2016 Newsletter is now available! We had a great year in 2016: we celebrated 20 years of watershed protection and held many events and activities throughout the watershed, including planting over 1200 trees and shrubs along riverbanks in 3 towns, removing 54 tires from a section of the Missisquoi River between Enosburg Falls and Sheldon, holding 24 Bugworks sessions at schools and community events, and collecting water samples at 28 sites throughout the watershed.

Visit our Newsletters page to learn more.