Community Resources & Links


Bennington Area Trail System
The Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) is located in the beautiful southwestern corner of Vermont. BATS was founded in 2015 by a group of local bikers, runners, and hikers that advocate for multi-use singletrack trails for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors alike.

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Bennington County Regional Commission
The Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC) was created, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. Section 4341, by the seventeen towns and villages it serves and will work with and on behalf of those municipalities to build strong, resilient, and sustainable communities, to foster economic prosperity, and to promote a high quality of life for residents of the region.

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Empower Pownal
The River, Recreation, and Trails Task Force. The Task Force will inventory existing town resources and select areas to develop as a way of providing recreational opportunities for residents and also attracting more visitors to town.

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Green Mountain Club
The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont's hiking trails and mountains.

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Hoosic River Watershed Association
HooRWA is a citizens' group that looks after the river. They are dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research and advocacy. HooRWA envisions a watershed that is ecologically sound and adds to the quality of life of its residents.

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Pownal Business Network
The PBM mission is to provide a comprehensive listing of all businesses, independent contractors, employment opportunities, and housing availability in our lovely town of Pownal, Vermont.

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Vermont Community Foundation
Since 1986, the Vermont Community Foundation has been committed to building philanthropic resources that sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities.

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Vermont Council on Rural Development
Helping Vermonters and Vermont communities develop their capacity to create a prosperous and sustainable future through coordination, collaboration, and the effective use of public and private resources.

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Vermont Land Trust
Conserving Land for the Future of Vermont. Vermont Land Trust protects the land that makes Vermont special - farms, forests, parks, trails, ponds and more. Over the past 40 years, the Vermont Land Trust has conserved more than half a million acres including 900 farm properties and large stretches of uninterrupted forest.

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