"A river is the report card for its watershed." (Alan Levere, CT DEEP)

Welcome to the Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network


About Us

How to Join


Network Conferences

Environmental News

Conservation Practices


Contact Us

Rivers Alliance 
PO Box 1797
7 West Street, 3rd Floor
Litchfield, CT 06759

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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 efforts statewide.

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 rivers@riversalliance.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 waters.

Rivers Alliance logo, click for websiteAllow images to see our logo, click here to go to website Fall 2015 Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network Conference
Leir Retreat Center, 224 Branchville Road, Ridgefield, CT
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015 9 AM - 2 PM


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Welcome Remarks

Lynn Werner, Executive Director, Housatonic Valley Association and Vice President, Rivers Alliance of CT

Connecticut’s Hazardous Wastewater Treatment Facilities:  Are We Ready for Fracking Waste?

Tony Mitchell, Science Data & Website Manager and Margaret Miner, Executive Director,  Rivers Alliance of CT

Towantic Oxford Power Plant

Len DeJong, Executive Director, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. Click here for his presentation.

Rivers Alliance Website Information on Petroleum Pipelines, and Drought Data Update

Tony Mitchell, Rivers Alliance of CT

Statewide Water Planning, Pesticides, and Related Matters  

Mike Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner,  Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Freedom of Information, WUCCs and Water Planning      

Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance, and others

Alicea Charamut, River Steward, CT River Watershed Council;


Watershed Prioritization Assessment (What Is It and Why?)

Eric Thomas, Watershed Manager, CT DEEP. CT DEEP

Silvio Conte Refuge

Susan Peterson, Watershed Manager, CT DEEP:

The Proposed New England Natural Gas Pipeline: Why We Should Care.

Eric Hammerling, Executive Director, CT Forest & Park Association; and Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance

Lunch Break

Snapping Turtles (an update)  

Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist, CT DEEP. 

Council on Environmental Protection (CEQ)’s Interest in DEEP’s Permitting Effectiveness

 Peter Hearn, Environmental Analyst, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Louis Burch

Other Announcements and Closing Remarks

Rivers Alliance priorities discussed.


A very special thank-you to The Leir Retreat Center for hosting this event.