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

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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.

CT Watershed Conservation Network Oct 2016 Conference Allow images to see our logo, click here to go to website


CT Watershed Conservation Network

October 27, 2016, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield
If you plan to attend, let us know



Registration required.
Space limited.
Contact Rivers Alliance at rivers@riversalliance.org

or 860-361-9349 to register.

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.

The agenda includes:

  • Latest news on statewide water planning.
  • Information regarding the Water Utility Coordinating Committees (WUCCs).
  • The leasing of drinking water watershed lands for rock mining.
  • Freedom of Information Act, water supply data not available to the public.
  • Upcoming environmental policy issues.
  • What’s in store for the next state legislative session, which starts January 4, 2017.
  • CT streamflow and drought issues

Where: 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 rivers@riversalliance.org, or call 860-361-9341.

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.

We hope you can join us.