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 communities that are underserved and underrepresented.

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:

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: our anti-racism work is an ongoing commitment by the organization and all members of the board and staff.
  • Business Partnership Program: a partnership enabling local businesses to help protect and enhance our parks, while enjoying free park passes and other business benefits.
  • Natural Connections: an innovative public/private partnership to redesign and restore nature centers to enhance educational opportunities in six state parks.
  • Park Access Fund: a program providing parks passes to hundreds of Vermonters, including foster families, students, and those with limited mobility, who otherwise would not have the chance to experience all Vermont’s state parks have to offer.
  • Mt. 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.
  • Stone Hut Project: a fundraising effort to rebuild the beloved Stone Hut atop Mount Mansfield.
  • Park Stories: capturing and sharing the amazing stories of visitors enjoying Vermont’s beautiful state parks.