What we do / Featured Projects

See what we’ve built together.

With nearly 40 years of work under our collective tool belts, evidence of VYCC crews in action can be found all over the State of Vermont. Explore some of our featured projects to see VYCC Conservation and Food & Farm work in action.

Farming Sustainably

RIchmond, Winooski Watershed

Responding and adapting to severe weather, staff and crews make changes proactively and, when needed, reactively. The VYCC

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Reducing Erosion

Highgate: Missisquoi Tributary

In Highgate: a new rain garden, check dams, and 730 planted trees and shrubs reduce erosion into the

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Health Care Share: National Award Winner!

Central and Northern Vermont

In 2012, and every year since, Food & Farm crews have connected Vermonters with weekly shares of farm-fresh

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Restoring Clayplain Forests

Shoreham and Statewide

Along Lake Champlain, Forest Health Crews planted native trees and shrubs, and removed invasive species, to restore abandoned

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Maintaining Popular Hiking Trails

Camels Hump State Park

VYCC is among several groups rebuilding the Burrows Trail on Camel’s Hump. Among Vermont’s most popular hiking trails,

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Slowing the Flow of Water

Cambridge: Brewster Uplands

In Cambridge, two crews improved water quality in a unique habitat. A seepage swamp in Cambridge was being

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Farm Stand

VYCC in Richmond

VYCC Corps Members built VYCC’s charming roadside farm stand in 2020 and have run it every season since.

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National Life Trail: National Award Winner!


2014 “Project of the Year” award from The Corps Network goes to … … Vermont Youth Conservation Corps!

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Pine Hill Park


In 2022, a crew helped finish the “Maximum Capacity” mountain bike trail. Mimi Jillella, 2022 Corps Member, has

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Boardwalk in a Swamp

West Rutland

How to Build a Boardwalk in a Swamp In the West Rutland Marsh, a 900-foot boardwalk makes it

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Grout Pond Hut & Boardwalk


In 2022 & 2023, Build & Trail crews constructed a 4-season off-grid hut, privy, and boardwalk. Three crews

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Learning and Connecting through Food 

VYCC in Richmond

Nourishment & Meals: The Farm’s Secret Sauce. The Farm at VYCC is far more than its signature Health

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