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A break from the rain and time to enjoy the beautiful #farmingtonriver! Check out our website for recreation and water quality information. We even have a river guidebook to offer . #beriversmart #outdoors #rivers #guidebook #waterquality #stewardship #frwa #wildandscenic #nature #conservation #watershed #riversmartct
Great to see more bioswales being created! #beriversmart . #Repost @cfe.savethesound (@get_repost) ・・・ When it rains, it drains! Our bioswales (and new signs by @carys_ink) are looking great! These special gardens capture and filter the rain, and help keep Long Island Sound clean. #reducerunoff #savethesound #greeninfrastructure #raingarden #bioswale
The #FRWA crew is hard at work removing invasive plants today! One of the many projects we are working on for the betterment of the watershed. . #riversmartct #farmingtonriver #watershed #rivers #conservation #waterquality #rivers #outdoors #biodiversity #nativeplants #stewardship #nature
Today is #InternationalBiodiversityDay and the #FarmingtonRiver provides important habitat for many animals and plant life, such as red-spotted newts. These newts can be an indicator of healthy wetlands, so lets keep working on improving the health of the watershed! . #riversmartct #frwa #waterquality #rivers #biodiversity #redspottednewt #conservation #wildlife #outdoors #wildandscenic #stewardship #nature
#Repost @farmingtonriversteward (@get_repost) ・・・ What a great day to have been out enjoying our beautiful Wild and Scenic Farmington River. Did you know that the Farmington River is a Partnership Wild and Scenic River-which means that local, state and federal governments as well as other stakeholders in the river community are partners in river management and stewardship. You can also help by spreading the message of #NoGlassNoTrash on the river. #farmingtonriver #farmingtonrivercoordinatingcommittee #NoGlassNoTrash #wildandscenic #wildandscenicrivers #rivers #conservation #outdoors #farmingtonriversteward #stewardship
Do you own streamside property within the Farmington River Watershed? Eager to learn more? DM me if eligible to receive a FREE copy of My Healthy Stream - A Handbook for Streamside Owners! @frwa_org . A publication of Trout Unlimited and the Aldo Leopard Foundation. . Funding for FRWA's River Smart outreach program is provided in part from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. . #riversmartct #frwa #farmingtonriver #troutunlimited #myhealthystream #nfwf #otistheotter #waterquality
Had a great time participating in the Spring Fair at the Barnes Nature Center in Bristol today! Great conversations and many new #RiverSmart pledgers! Thank you for having us @barnesnaturecenter #riversmartct #frwa #springfair #barnesnaturecenter #farmingtonriver #waterquality
Here's some good news about saving pollinators, thanks to botanist Dr. Bill Moorhead and his volunteers! . For several years FRWA has partnered with Bill to clear invasive barberry bushes out of the Fisher Meadow high floodplain forest along the Farmington River, so that native wildflowers like Spring Beauty can recover and thrive there. And now we've found that quite a few bees collected from cleared sites are Andrena eriginiae, a specialist on Spring Beauty! The flower provides both food and courtship site for this special bee. . Many thanks to Dr. Kimberly Stoner and her colleagues at the CT Ag. Experiment Station for the bee ID. And to all the volunteers who've spent hours pulling up barberry at Fisher Meadow - CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU! . Photo credit: copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 . #bees #invasiveplantremoval #farmingtonriver #springbeauty #nativewildflowers
"Clean and safe water to drink, bathe and recreate in is paramount to human health and human spirit." . Lets be #RiverSmart and work together on reducing polluted runoff for the health of the watershed! #riversmartct #frwa #farmingtonriver #waterquality
Hard at work since 1953, protecting the Farmington River as a citizen-based non-profit organization. We work on water quality, water allocation, recreational usage, open space, and wetland & floodplain protection. Please join us in our conservation efforts! Check out the FRWA website - link in our bio. #farmingtonriver #frwa #riversmartct #waterconservation
Farmington River Watershed Association is excited to join Instagram! Stay tuned for more! #frwa #beriversmart #riversmartct #farmingtonriver
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