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The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Committee sponsors webinar series on “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT”

The Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center is pleased to present a second five-part webinar series entitled “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT” beginning on March 10th  held via Zoom through a link from the Library. It isContinue reading “The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Committee sponsors webinar series on “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT””

Join us for the next LFSWS committee meeting!

The next meeting of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee (LFSWS) will be Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The January meeting will be held as a Zoom call.  If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to info@lowerfarmingtonriver.org.

2021 Small Grants Program Projects

The LFSWS Small Grants Program offering small grants to municipalities, schools, educational and cultural institutions and non-profits to support a variety of river-related conservation and education and outreach projects, like these 2021 projects below. A mapping project for the Town of Bloomfield for trails at the its Farmington River Park. A trail clearing project forContinue reading “2021 Small Grants Program Projects”

LFSWS Announces Small Grants Program

Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee (LFSWS) has finalized our Small Grants Program.  LFSWS is offering small grants to municipalities, schools, educational and cultural institutions and non-profits to support a variety of river-related conservation and education and outreach projects. To read about our Small Grants Program click through here: LFSWS FundingContinue reading “LFSWS Announces Small Grants Program”

Granby Public Library Celebrates Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River – we have another victory – 1.1Continue reading “Granby Public Library Celebrates Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation”

Environmental Impacts Associated With October 2, 2019 B-17 Plane Crash At Bradley International Airport

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Update as of 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 At approximately 10 a.m. on October 2, 2019, a World War II era B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks shortly after take-off, impacting a de-icing facility and erupting in flames. The Department of Energy andContinue reading “Environmental Impacts Associated With October 2, 2019 B-17 Plane Crash At Bradley International Airport”

Farmington River fish showing high levels of PFAS chemical pollution

By Gregory Hladky, Hartford Courant, October 2019 Long-awaited test results show “elevated levels” of hazardous PFAS chemicals in fish taken from the Farmington River downstream of where a massive June 8 spill of firefighting foam from Bradley International Airport entered the river, according to a state official. Windsor officials and residents have been waiting forContinue reading “Farmington River fish showing high levels of PFAS chemical pollution”

State dredging of Farmington River spill pollution possible, official says

by Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant State officials are considering the possibility of dredging a section of the Farmington River in Windsor contaminated by a spill of firefighting foam containing the hazardous chemical compounds called PFAS.Liz Lacy, a National Park Service official, said Thursday that she’s been told by a Connecticut environmental official there “couldContinue reading “State dredging of Farmington River spill pollution possible, official says”

Environmental advocates applaud conservation fund, river protection laws

By Will Healey, Manchester Journal Inquirer 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,Continue reading “Environmental advocates applaud conservation fund, river protection laws”

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