Our Work

Vermont Parks Forever’s mission and activities align with the long-range priorities of the Vermont State Parks system. To do this, VPF focuses on three priorities (1) inspiring stewardship of natural places, (2) providing innovative educational experiences, and (3) improving access for underserved communities.

To meet these goals, we collaborate with Vermont residents, parks visitors, and state government to improve our parks for the benefits of residents and visitors alike by raising funds and investing in innovative projects and partnerships.

Learn more about our projects by visiting the following pages on our website:

  • Natural Connections: an innovative public/private partnership to redesign and restore nature centers to enhance educational opportunities in six state parks.
  • Foster Family Park Passes Program: a program supplementing park passes available to Vermont foster families.
  • Philo Forever Summer Internship: a memorial program that offers an opportunity every year for a young person to connect with nature and develop professional skills in a state park setting.
  • Park Stories: capturing and sharing the amazing stories of visitors enjoying Vermont’s beautiful state parks.