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””

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”

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!”

Endangered Dwarf Wedgemussel At Home In Farmington River

One of the nation’s most endangered species continues to thrive in the Farmington River. Despite rarely growing larger than 1.5 inches in length, the dwarf wedgemussel is both an indicator, and big contributor to the health of the river. Once found in rivers far north into Canada, down to the Southern United States, the dwarfContinue reading “Endangered Dwarf Wedgemussel At Home In Farmington River”