Our Shared Commitment


To clearly set our expectations of our visitors, participants, and staff, we've developed the following community contract that is now found in our program documents and posted at our trailhead:

Take care of yourself. Take care of others. Take care of the earth.

We strive to help people feel welcomed, oriented to the landscape, engaged, inspired, safe, and part of our community. 

We expect that all who enter this shared space do so in the spirit of welcoming kindness, inclusivity, respect, and curiosity.

We ask that our visitors and participants share this commitment while at North Branch Nature Center. 


If you experienced or witnessed an instance of this commitment not being followed by our staff, participants, or visitors, we would like to know. All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential unless you request otherwise.

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7