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Wild and Scenic Status for Farmington River Progresses in Congress

Posted on November 19, 2015

by Ken Byron, Hartford Courant

courant-tumblr2A push to get the federal “wild and scenic” designation for the lower stretch of the Farmington River — and the assistance that comes with it — was approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy said the Senate’s energy and natural resources committee approved legislation he introduced that would reclassify a 62-mile section of the river, from the Collinsville section of Canton to where it empties into the Connecticut River. The Salmon Brook in Granby would also be covered by the bill.

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