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Join us at our Annual Meeting! Tuesday, November 27 at Northwestern CT Community College library 6-8:30 pm. Please RSVP by Nov 19. Call Aimee 860-658-4442 ex203 or email apetras@frwa.org #annualmeeting #FRWA #FarmingtonRiver #watershed #waterquality #events #riverstewards #nonprofit
This is November. The leaves are falling, the rain is falling, and the river is full. #darkandstormy #water #reservior #barkhamsted #waterquality #watershed #FarmingtonRiver #FRWA #rivers #rain #autumn #savilledam
#Repost @weantinoge ・・・ Vote YES on 2! Public Lands belong to all of us . Much of the Farmington River and it's tributaries run through state-owned land. Protecting these lands permanently is beneficial to the health of the watershed and for public access to beautiful spots along the river. Your "Yes Vote on Ballot Question #2" can directly affect these public lands now and in the future! #frwa #FarmingtonRiver #rivers #publiclands #vote #stewardship #watershed #waterquality #environmental #nature #wildlife #protectpubliclands
Barkhamsted Reservoir. #autumn #watershed #waterquality #resevoir #barkhamsted #nature #beoutside #hikect
Great tour of the Saville Dam and Barkhamsted Reservoir last Saturday! Thanks to MDC's Anne Hall and Scott Rogers, Barkhamsted Town historian Erik Landgraf, and Historical Society member Mike Day for all providing interesting information and dicussions. We love providing this fieldtrip to our members every year. #outdoorclassroom #beoutside #waterquality #watershed #nonprofit #FRWA #farmingtonriver #barkhamsted #resevoir #water #forest
Beautiful fall colors at the Barkhamsted Reservoir! #FarmingtonRiver #frwa #nonprofit #beoutside #nature #conservation #waterquality #visitct #autumn #stewardship #watershed #hike #hikect
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to enjoy the Farmington River and the forests that surround it. Here the river is flanked by two state parks, American Legion State Forest and Peoples State Forest. Protecting the land along the river corridor is extremely important for water quality and wildlife habitat. . #FarmingtonRiver #nonprofit #frwa #stewardship #rivers #wildandscenic #waterquality #watershed #peoplesstateforest #americanlegionforest #beoutside #nature #naturalconnecticut #hikect #visitct #stateparks #forest #wildlife #autumn
Its raining in our watershed and we are celebrating the 50th birthday of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act! Signed into law by President Johnson on October 2, 1968. Did you know that 14 miles of the West Branch #FarmingtonRiver are Wild and Scenic due to its outstandingly remarkable values? This year we have been celebrating through many events including our film festival, presentation by Tim Palmer (author of the book in the photo!), and Farmington River Quilt exhibitions (currently at th the State Capitol) #frwa #nonprofit #WildandScenic #rivers #stewardship #waterquality #water #watershed #visitct #naturalconnecticut visit frwa.org and farmingtonriver.org for more information
October 2, 1968 - 50 years ago today - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act! The West Branch Farmington River is proud to celebrate its designation! And the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook are a part of the campaign for adding 5000 miles of rivers to the Wild and Scebic designation. #FarmingtonRiver #wildandscenic #rivers #stewardship #frwa #nonprofit #waterquality #watershed #5000milesofwild #makeyoursplash #myriverstory
Author/photographer Tim Palmer presents today at 2:30pm at the Canton Community Center! Join us for a visual presentation on Wild and Scenic Rivers and meet members of the Farmington River Coordinating Committee! #wildandscenic #rivers #FarmingtonRiver #stewardship #waterquality #watershed
Volunteer this Saturday at our 31st Annual River Cleanup! 10AM-2PM various locations. Visit www.frwa.org for details. September 29 #nonprofit #stewardship #noglassnotrash #FarmingtonRiver #WildandScenic #rivers #rivercleanup #waterquality #watershed #volunteer
Our Wild & Scenic film festival was a blast and a great success! Thank you all who came out to support us and thank you to our sponsors and raffle donors! Farmington River Coordinating Committee @collinsvillecanoe Feldman, Perlstein, and Greene LLC, @crownandhammerpub @bigyfoods @brownsharvest Francesca's Wine Bar & Bistro, @infinityhall @lam_yoga LaSalle Market and Deli, @lostacresorchard Pia Sjölin, @roaringbrooknaturecenter @shadebar @skisundown . #wildandscenic #FarmingtonRiver #waterquality #stewardship #rivers #filmfestival #wildandscenicfilmfestival #nonprofit #conservation
A sneak peek at some of the door prizes for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Collinsville Sept 22! Get your tickets now! Visit our fb page to get tickets @frwa_org #nonprofit #fundraiser #filmfestival #WildandScenic #FarmingtonRiver #rivers #events #frwa #doorprizes #localcommunity #festival #collinsville #stewardship
Check out the beautiful Farmington River Quilt Project at the Simsbury Library now until September 28th. A portion of the quilt (the first 18 sections of the Upper Farmington River) is on exhibit. To view the complete quilt installation, come to the State Capitol October 1-30. Details at www.farmingtonriver.org . #farmingtonriver #frwa #wildandscenic #rivers #quilt #artwork #exhibition #simsburylibrary #stewardship #nature #rivers50
The Farmington River has a history and is a beautiful success story, one of strong citizen support. In the 1950's and 60's you would not want to swim or fish its waters due to unregulated pollution and sewage. With hard work and determination FRWA was established in 1953 by concern citizens of the time. For 65 years we have worked on cleaning up the river and it is vastly improved from the past. But that can easily be reverted. Which is why we continue to work hard to protect the river and address the current day challenges. FRWA is a citizen-based nonprofit organizion. Join us on our 31st annual River Cleanup on September 29th! Visit our website or fb page for more details. frwa.org #farmingtonriver #frwa #nonprofit #cleanup #rivers #wildandscenic #stewardship #waterquality #watershed #nature #beoutside #naturalconnecticut #noglassnotrash #conservation #environment #rainyday #volunteer
"I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars." - Edward Abbey . #farmingtonriver #frwa #wildandscenic #rivers #watershed #nature #beoutside #edwardabbey #stewardship #stayandwander #visitct #naturalconnecticut #nonprofit #noglassnotrash #environment #beriversmart
The Farmington River flows into the CT River which empties out into Long Island Sound. Rivers create webs that interconnect us all. It is vital we protect the Farmington River watershed not only for the immediate environment but for our broader environmental reach as well. Be a steward and join us in protecting, preserving, and restoring the watershed. Visit frwa.org today to become a member! #frwa #nonprofit #watershed #waterquality #rivercleanup #rivers #stewardship #saltmarsh #lis #farmingtonriver #ctriver #membershipbased #volunteer #environmentalscience #environment #beoutside #naturalconnecticut #visitct #nature #wildlife #water #wildandscenic #beriversmart #supportnonprofit
A squirrel in the CT river! Great photo by @thegreatgriggsii . #Repost @thegreatgriggsii ・・・ Connecticut River Paddling buddy #connecticutriver #conte
Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend! It looks like it will be great weather to enjoy the #FarmingtonRiver . #frwa #nonprofit #watershed #waterquality #stayandwander #water #rivers #WildandScenic #paddle #kayak #canoe #stewardship #noglassnotrash #labordayweekend #longweekend #beriversmart #beoutside #nature #naturalconnecticut #visitct #staycation
Great closeup of the Farmington River by @__inspired__by__nature use the hashtags #FarmingtonRiver and #frwa for the chance to get featured on our page! #nonprofit #watershed #stewardship #wildandscenic #Repost @__inspired__by__nature ・・・ #inspiredbynature #ctview #connecticutlife #connecticutliving #connecticut #connecticutpictures #connecticut_igers #newengland_igers #naturalconnecticut #naturephotography #summerinct #simsburyct #farmingtonriver #kayaking #kayakview #rivergrass #ripples #beautyinthemundane #artinnature
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