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Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network
The Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network (CWC Network) is an environmental forum sponsored by Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.
The Network brings together members of river and watershed groups, land trusts, conservation commissions, government agencies, and other
stakeholders to identify ways we can improve our communication, share our organizational resources, and better coordinate our watershed protection
The CWC Network welcomes all people and groups interested in watershed conservation in Connecticut. If you would like more
information or wish to support us, please contact us at 860-361-9349 or e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Services offered include e-mail news, two annual conferences, special
workshops, and answers to your conservation questions.
Please consider joining our support organization, the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. RA is a nonprofit,
statewide river conservation coalition. RA's members are individuals, organizations, and corporations concerned with the health and protection of Connecticut's
CT Watershed Conservation Network Oct 2016 Conference
Water policy and issues are at the forefront of discussions around the state
this year. This conference will focus on these important issues - issues that
will affect everyone in the state in one way or another.
9:00 - 9:30 Sign-in
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome Remarks
Executive Director, Farmington River Watershed Association, and
President, Rivers Alliance of CT
9:45 – 10 Announcements
Climate Change Data and Rivers Alliance’s Online Drought Page - Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
10 - 10:30 Current Drought: A Town Well-Prepared, A Utility Surprised, A State Agency Order
Denise Savageau Conservation Commission, Town of Greenwich
10:30 - 11 Statewide Water Planning: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Alicea Charamut, River Steward, CT River Watershed Council
Louis Burch, CT
Coordinator, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
11 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 WUCCS: The Other State
Donna Landerman, Central WUCC; and Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance
11:45 - 12:10 Environmental Policy Issues &
Lori Brown, Executive Director, CT League of Conservation Voters
12:15 - 1 Lunch Break
1 - 1:10 Announcements
Land Conservation and Protection of Water:
1:10 - 1:40 Rock
Mining in Drinking Water Watershed Lands;
The Role CEQ Has Been Assigned In This Matter
Paul Zagorsky, Attorney, Zagorsky, Zagorsky & Galske, PC
Peter Hearn, Environmental Analyst, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ))
1:40 – 2 Freedom of Information (FOI) and Water Planning
Valerie Rossetti, Save Our Water CT; and Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance
The Leir Retreat Center, 224 Branchville Road,
Ridgefield, CT (click here for directions).
The event is free, thanks to our host and sponsor, the Leir Retreat Center.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Space is limited,
registration is required.
To register, email Rivers Alliance at
email@example.com, or call
If you have an announcement you would like to make at the conference, please let
us know as soon as possible. We will add you to the agenda. We limit
announcements to less than 5 minutes each. We will also have tables for
those who would like to bring information to distribute to the group.