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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Environmental advocates applaud conservation fund, river protection laws

Posted on March 20, 2019

Manchester Journal Inquirer By Will Healey Environmental advocates are cheering the signing into law of a sprawling natural resources bill that permanently re-authorizes the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and furnishes certain local waterways with a national “wild and scenic” designation. With President Donald Trump’s signing of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, […]

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House OKs ‘wild and scenic’ designation for lower Farmington River, Salmon Brook

Posted on March 20, 2019

Manchester Journal Inquirer by Will Healey WASHINGTON — A sprawling natural resources bill containing designation for the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook as a national “Wild and Scenic River” overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, and now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The roughly 62-mile portion […]

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Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook a step closer to federal ‘wild and scenic’ designation

Posted on March 20, 2019

Manchester Journal Inquirer by Will Healey With the U.S. Senate’s recent passage of a sprawling natural resources bill, the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook are once again in contention to receive federal designation as a national “Wild and Scenic River.” The roughly 62-mile portion that would receive the designation — which carries certain protections […]

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Great News! We are now officially Wild and Scenic!

Posted on March 17, 2019

The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act that was signed into law on Tuesday, March 12, has conferred the status of Wild and Scenic on the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook, its tributary. Attaining the Wild and Scenic designation was a labor of more than a decade by the Wild and Scenic Study Committee constituted […]

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