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Preparing for Climate Change.
Pre-register for free HERE to receive webinar link for this important discussion. Details below.
Unearthing History: 2023 Virtual Lecture #1: The LIDAR Revolution in Earth Surface Mapping
The partnership of the Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center is pleased to present the first lecture in their third annual five-part webinar series “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT.” The first lecture entitled “The LIDAR Revolution in…
Lower Farmington River / Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Bird Study 2022
Under a contract with Roaring Brook Nature Center, Jay Kaplan, Executive Director and other local birding experts conducted summer surveys (2022) in the towns along the Wild and Scenic Farmington River and Salmon Brook to: The full report is now available here.
Native American Archaeology in the Parks
On Tuesday, December 27th at 7pm the Avon Free Public Library will hold a virtual event with author and archaeologist Ken Feder to celebrate his new book, Native American Archaeology in the Parks. Historian Wallace Stegner characterized America’s National Park system as “the best idea we ever had.” One can quibble with that, but, indeed, it…
LFSWS Sponsors Wild & Scenic Film Festival November 18th
FRWA is thrilled to bring the greater Farmington River Watershed community together for the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. You can attend in person at the Canton Town Hall Auditorium or as a live-stream event that you can watch with family and friends from the comfort of your own couch! Please join us…
“In the Presence of Trees: Autumn at Farmington River Park”
Experience the Justice Dance Performance Project dancers,Mashpee Wampanoag tribal songs and more in a forest setting by a river chosen for its lush tree canopy and natural beauty as it undergoes its fall metamorphosis. Sunday, October 16th 3-5pm at Bloomfield’s Farmington River Park. More info and free registration at https://give.jdpp.org/
Update on the Scientific Analysis of the Brian D. Jones site in Avon, CT Since its Discovery in 2019
The fifth webinar entitled “Update on the Scientific Analysis of the Brian D. Jones site in Avon, CT Since its Discovery in 2019” will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm. Held during Connecticut Archaeology Month, it will feature Dr. David Leslie, Senior Prehistoric Archaeologist of Archeological and Historical Services (AHS), Storrs, CT.…
Looking into the Past with Ancient DNA
“Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Sitealong the Farmington River in Avon, CT” webinar series continues with Looking into the Past with Ancient DNA on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm. Register in advance at: https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/unearthing-history-2022-ancient-dna/
DEEP Announces Emergency Closure to Fishing Near Tributaries to the West Branch Farmington and Farmington Rivers
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that effective August 6, 2022, it is closing short sections of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing because the hot weather is creating unhealthy water temperatures for trout. DEEP is also augmenting the low release levels on the Farmington with an…
LFSWS funded, ongoing “Unearthing History” program a success
See page 3 of the Avon Historical Society’s Summer 2022 Newsletter for the midyear report on the webinar series: Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 Year Old Paleo-Indian Site Along the Farmington River in Avon, CT
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