The Big Picture

Think of all we value in the landscapes that enfold us here in southwestern Vermont:

  • Our streams, rivers and lakes - the clean waters they transport, the opportunities for recreation they provide, the organisms (trout! loons!) that live in them.
  • The forests that cloak our Green Mountains and Taconics - the natural areas and wildlife habitats they represent, the clean air and dark skies they protect, the timber and other resources they offer.
  • Our working farms - the fresh and healthy products of all kinds they make available to us, the agricultural economy they sustain, the scenic vistas they preserve.

The Bennington County Conservation District works to conserve them all, for all of us.


Work Event at Bennington's Newest Park
The Friends of The Greenberg Headwaters Park (formerly known as Walloomsac Headwaters Park and Natural Area) will hold a clean up and work event at the Park on Monday, October 5th, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (about sunset). We will meet at the Beech Street ball field, where we will split up into two or three work parties. Bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Trash bags will be provided.

The 168-acre Park was purchased by the Town of Bennington in March 2015, and is protected by a permanent conservation easement held by the Vermont Land Trust. It is accessible from Beech Street and Morgan Street and is situated along Jewett Brook, South Stream, and the Walloomsac River. Miles of trails and open watercourses provide present and potential opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and other non-motorized activities. The Friends and the Town of Bennington are crafting a final management plan for the Park, which will guide the Town in improving and developing recreational amenities there.

For more information about the work event or Headwaters Park, contact the Bennington County Conservation District at 802-442-2275 or