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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ten Years On, Lower Farmington River May Receive Protected Status

Posted on April 27, 2016

WNPR Connecticut’s Public Media Source for News and Ideas  By DAVIS DUNAVIN Lower Farmington River, located in northwestern Connecticut, may finally receive “Wild and Scenic” designation under the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. CREDIT BRENT SODERBERG / FLICKR A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would designate Connecticut’s lower Farmington River as “wild and […]

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Senate votes to protect lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook

Posted on April 20, 2016

by Ana Radelat Washington – The Senate on Tuesday voted to give National Park Service protection to the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook, Connecticut waterways that would be given a “wild and scenic river” designation. The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act was approved on a 97-0 vote as an amendment […]

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Mike Beauchene will give a program on Didymo, aka “Rock Snot” in the Farmington River, June 17th

Posted on April 7, 2016

On Friday June 17th, 2016 Mike Beauchene is going to give a program at the Peoples State Forest Nature Museum (aka. Stone Museum) about ‘Rock Snot’ found in the Farmington River. It will be from 6:30pm. – 7:30pm

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Didymo Update

Posted on April 7, 2016

Susan C. Peterson Environmental Analyst 3 Watersheds/Lakes/NPS Program Planning & Standards Division Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 P: 860.424.3854|E: Susan.Peterson@ct.gov www.ct.gov/deep  Conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and environment; Ensuring a clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply. Watershed Management […]

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