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”

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”

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

By Will Healey, Manchester Journal Inquirer 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 that wouldContinue reading “House OKs ‘wild and scenic’ designation for lower Farmington River, Salmon Brook”

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

By Will Healey, Manchester Journal Inquirer 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 protectionsContinue reading “Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook a step closer to federal ‘wild and scenic’ designation”

Great News! We are now officially Wild and Scenic!

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 andContinue reading “Great News! We are now officially Wild and Scenic!”

Updated Farmington River Canoe and Kayak Put-ins and Take-outs

Summer interns at the Farmington River Watershed Association have updated and enhanced information on canoe and kayak put-ins and take-outs on the Farmington River. Whether you use a hard copy of the Farmington River Guide or the website’s “River Info” version, and want to take advantage of the updates, you will need to visit theContinue reading “Updated Farmington River Canoe and Kayak Put-ins and Take-outs”