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

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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.

Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network Conference Oct 29, 2014

Rivers Alliance of CT logo CWCN logo Fall 2014 Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network Conference

Wednesday October 29, 2014
9:00am to 2:30pm

The Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT

Please register in advance by emailing us (rivers@riversalliance.org) or calling (860-361-9349). Space is filling fast! Let us know if you plan to attend and please send this information along to anyone who you think might be interested.  

DRAFT Agenda Topics:

Moderator:  Eilleen Fielding,  FRWA and Rivers Alliance.

10 am  Maureen Westbrook (Connecticut Water Company) and Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, co-chairs of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group, Statewide Water Planning:  How far Along?

Denise Savageau, Conservation Director, Town Of Greenwich,  USDA's Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) For Long Island Sound Watershed, a $19 million project. 

Cyril May, aka Cyril the Sorcerer, Green Magic.

Steve Trinkaus, PE, Using a Design Manual for Better Stormwater Management

Evan Abramson. Housatonic Valley 350,  and others,  Town Bans on Fracking Waste and Town Resolutions on Pesticides

Susan Eastwood, Clean Water Action, Signing On to Save the Clean Water Act

Lori Brown, CT League of Conservation Voters.  The Environment in the General Assembly (double entendre intended). 

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 approx. 5 min. each. We will also have tables available, if any of you would like to bring information to distribute to the group.

Lunch will be provided.