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Section Of Farmington River Up For National Scenic Designation

Posted on June 9, 2015

courant-tumblr2Connecticut politicians and activists are petitioning to preserve a 62-mile section of the Farmington River from future dam construction.

If the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act is enacted, it would create a protective designation from the U.S. National Park Service for the waterways that run through 10 Connecticut towns.

“The benefits would essentially be a lock-tight protection against development that may imperil it for future generations,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said. “This strong and sustained protection is absolutely vital to future enjoyment by generations to come.”

Click Here to read the full story by Kristin Stoller in The Hartford Courant (June 9, 2015).