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, itContinue reading “Native American Archaeology in the Parks”

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 usContinue reading “LFSWS Sponsors Wild & Scenic Film Festival November 18th”

“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.Continue reading “Update on the Scientific Analysis of the Brian D. Jones site in Avon, CT Since its Discovery in 2019”

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 anContinue reading “DEEP Announces Emergency Closure to Fishing Near Tributaries to the West Branch Farmington and Farmington Rivers”

Artifact Identification Day in Avon June 25

The Institute of American Indian Studies is holding an Artifact Identification Day to be held on Saturday, June 25 from 1-4pm at the Avon Senior Center as part of the ongoing “Unearthing History” webinar series looking at the life and times of ancient history in North America after the Ice Age.  This event is being hostedContinue reading “Artifact Identification Day in Avon June 25”

 Unearthing History: 2022 Virtual Event #3 

 “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT” webinar series continues with Paleoindian Peoples in the Northeast: Survival in the Ice Age and After on Thursday, May 12th at 7pm. For more information visit https://avonhistoricalsociety.org/event/unearthing-2022-3/?event_date=2022-05-12

Donated Land Along Salmon Brook Conserved by East Granby Land Trust

Thanks to a generous donation from Indus Realty Trust, the East Granby Land Trust conserved 38.7 acres of crucial land bordering Salmon Brook, our federally-designated Wild and Scenic waterway. One of the parcels is adjacent to Granbrook Park and R.D Seymour School, the local elementary school. Beyond protecting our waterway, the Land Trust intends to access the property for ecological education programs.