"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 logoCWCN logoPresentations from the Fall 2014
Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network Conference
Wednesday October 29, 2014

A very special thank-you to the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT for hosting this event!

The blue items below are links to materials presented at the conference if available.

Sign-in (attendees received a folder of handouts for the following presentations and a list participants)

Welcome Remarks

Eileen Fielding, Executive Director, Farmington River Watershed Assoc.; President, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut 

Save the Clean Water Act (sign-on letter) 

Tony Mitchell, Rivers Alliance

Using a Design Manual for Better Stormwater Management         

Steven Trinkaus, P.E., Trinkaus Engineering

Another useful link: CT DEEP Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Resources for Municipalities

Statewide Water Planning: How Far Along Are We?                          

Maureen Westbrook (Connecticut Water Company) & Margaret Miner (Rivers Alliance of Connecticut), Co-chairs of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group

Water Planning Docket Number 14-08-09


DEEP's Betsy Wingfield's Presentation to the CT Water Works Association

Materials are available online from UCONN's February 3, 2014 Strategic Water Resources Planning Conference


Green Magic:! Cyril May, aka Cyril the Sorcerer


USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for Long Island Sound Watershed, a $19 Million Project

Denise Savageau, Conservation Director, Town of Greenwich, and President, Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts

Watershed Assistance Small Grants Program & Water Trails Program

Rose Guimaraes, Rivers Alliance

Naugatuck River Trash Excluder Pilot Program

Kevin Zak, Naugatuck River Revival Group

Trash traps given a tryout Ventura tests devices to curb urban runoff

Performance of Existing Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities 

Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance

Town Bans on Fracking Waste 

Evan Abramson, Housatonic Valley 350; Jen Siskind, Food & Water Watch; and others

Local Actions Against Fracking

Court of Appeals Norse v. Dryden Amicus Brief

Lunch Break

Pesticides: Do We Need Them Everywhere? And Who Decides? Regulatory Capture                         

          Jerry Silbert, M.D., The Watershed Partnership 

The Environment in the General Assembly                                                                           

Lori Brown, Executive Director, CT League of Conservation Voters; and Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance

2014 CTLV Scorecard

Closing Remarks