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Grand Isle County NRCD


Promotes conservation and preserves and improves water quality in Grand Isle by:

  • Educating and informing the public about Grand Isle’s unique habitat and natural resources;
  • Promoting improved land management by farmers and landowners through understanding of and access to technical assistance regarding rules, regulations, and solutions;
  • Providing leadership and educational opportunities on conservation for all citizens


We will assist businesses, landowners, municipalities, community members, and other stakeholders to understand, protect, and conserve the natural resources of our communities while growing and sustaining the county’s cultural and economic values.

Programs and Services

P.O. Box 212
North Hero, VT 05474

Molly Varner
Project Manager

Molly grew up in the suburbs of New York City, graduated from Syracuse University’s business school, and set down roots in Manhattan, where she launched a career in marketing in Times Square. After five years in the concrete jungle she craved the peace and tranquility only nature can provide, and was drawn to Charleston, South Carolina to pursue a passion for animal welfare in the veterinary field. It was during this time that her family relocated to Vermont and a desire to trade the Atlantic beaches for the Green Mountains took shape. So began a journey that would upend her life and enable her to join efforts to conserve the beauty of Vermont, a landscape she has grown to love. Envisioning her passion for animal welfare on a more macro level, she enrolled in a Johns Hopkins University master’s program in environmental sciences and policy. While enrolled, she built her resume in environmental education, modeling responsible stewardship to younger generations through local nonprofits in Maryland. With one course left in her curriculum, she is now, finally, proudly calling Vermont home. Molly is grateful to be the Project Manager for Grand Isle County preserving its unique landscape and the wonders of Lake Champlain.

Allen Hall
Board Chair
Hall's Orchard, Isle La Motte
Steve Robinson
Board Vice Chair
Island Acres Farm, South Hero
Roger Rainville
Board Treasurer
Border View Farm, Alburgh
Dwight Bullis
Board Supervisor
Savage View Farm, Grand Isle
Pat Dandrea
Board Supervisor