NorthWoods Welcomes AmeriCorps NCCC Moose One Team

AmeriCorps volunteers have long been a cornerstone of NorthWoods projects and programming, but new this year, NorthWoods is fortunate to host nine members of the AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region Moose One Team. The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time team-based youth service crew, which partners with non-profits, schools, state agencies and other community […]



Spitzer Forest Summer Update

If you’ve visited the NorthWoods lodge in the past few weeks, you know that summer is a busy and exciting time for us! What you wouldn’t have seen is our 1,500 acres of recreational, educational and ecologically thriving working forest reaching all the way to Echo Lake and the town of Morgan. So what’s new in the Spitzer […]

Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Conservation Assistant

Position Description Title: Conservation Assistant Term: 1700 hours, September 1- August 31 (approximately 1-year) Workweek: typically M-F Hours: Generally 40 hours per week but hours/days or weeks will be adjusted to ensure term of service is completed by end of August. Report to: Luke O’Brien and J. Ross Stevens; coordinates with NWSC department heads and other […]



DEC Restoration Grant Supports NorthWoods Watershed Work

A conservation crew from NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be completing two weeks of watershed work this summer thanks to an Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The crew—based in the Caledonia County village of East Burke—will address stormwater impairments in the Passumpsic River watershed, including projects in Burke and Newark. Stormwater runoff […]

Forest Guild Recognizes Spitzer Demonstration Forest

NorthWoods was recently recognized by the Forest Guild for our work in the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest with our enrollment in the Forest Guild Model Forest program. The mission of the Model Forest program is to “recognize places, people, and relationships that foster sustainable forest management and demonstrate successful silviculture,” falling in perfect alignment with […]



Volunteer Gardeners Wanted!

NorthWoods’ flowerbeds benefit insects and birds and provide a beautiful backdrop for school programs, camps and community events. We rely on volunteer help to keep them looking their best. Our neighbor and favorite green-thumb Sue Dwelle has started the spring clean-up and made a list of projects for the season. If you would enjoy gardening […]

Vermont Recreation Trails Program Supports Corps

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to announce the receipt of several grants supporting trail construction and maintenance in the Northeast Kingdom. The funding, provided by the Vermont Recreation Trails Program (RTP), supports the efforts of the NorthWoods Conservation Corps to provide hands-on service learning opportunities to local young people ages 15-20. The RTP grants, administered by the Vermont […]

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painted turtle_courtesy Jayson Benoit

NorthWoods Recieves VCF Grant for Citizen Science Study

NorthWoods receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to Train Citizen Scientists to Study Area Reptiles and Amphibians The NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently received a $2,060 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further NorthWood’s mission of “connecting people and place through science, education, and action.” According to NorthWoods Operations […]

NorthWoods – Inspiring Stewardship

In the season ahead, students and campers will monkey in the ropes course, hook rainbows in NorthWoods’ pond, and adventure northern forests and rivers. Corps members will abor on trails and wildlife habitats — and cool off at the nearest swimming hole. Your support makes this happen. Individuals and businesses who give to the NorthWoods Annual Fund each year help […]



Staff Bare Arms for the Community Blood Drive

On April 22nd staff headed over to the Town Hall for the Brighton Blood Drive.  A little less blood and a little more fruit juice later, these donors look like they were happy to pay back the community! Thanks Nathan, Joanna, Meg and Colleen!