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Happy Valentine's Day to all who love the Farmington River! #frwa #farmingtonriver #riverrestoration #pictureframe #yourriver #wildandscenic #watershed #waterquality #stewardship #nature #outside #outdoors #rivers #myriverstory
The Wild & Scenic segment of the Farmington River. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and fourteen miles of Farmington River received its designation in 1994 due to it's outstanding remarkable values of recreation, fish and wildlife, scenic, and historic! Visit our website and check out the Farmington River Coordinating Committee to learn more! . #frwa #FarmingtonRiver #newhartford #wildandscenic #riverrestoration #rivers #stewardship #partnerships #beoutside #outdoors #nature #watershed #waterquality #scenic
Blue skies and #FarmingtonRiver #ice . #frwa #rivers #riverrestoration #watershed #winter #bluesky #stewardship #river #connecticut #beoutside #nature #outdoors #hike
#WorldWetlandsDay! Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply fresh water. Protect, preserve, and restore the #FarmingtonRiver! . #FRWA #watershed #wetlands #ecosystems #waterquality #riverrestoration #rivers #stewardship #outdoors #nature #biodiversity #ecosystemservices #river #streams #greenspaces #sustainability
Beautiful photograph of ice on the #FarmingtonRiver by @timothygriggs . #frwa #watershed #ice #winter #rivers #riverrestoration #waterquality #stewardship #wildandscenic #water #nature #outdoors #connecticut #nonprofit #beoutside
Have a great weekend! Ice on the Nepaug River (a tributary of the Farmington River). #ice #beoutside #farmingtonriver #frwa #rivers #riverrestoration #watershed #waterquality #stewardship #environment #nature #coldwater #winter #collinsville #outdoors
The Farmington River watershed maps over the years! #FRWA since 1953 - leading the way in preservation, protection, and restoration of the watershed. . #farmingtonriver #watershed #waterquality #beriversmart #stewardship #history #maps #prints #waterquality #nonprofit #rivers #restoreourrivers #riverrestoration
#Repost @billseligjewelers (@get_repost) ・・・ "Ice on the river" two ways! Our own Farmington River covered in ice and our Farmington River Pendant covered in "ice". Available in multiple sizes, with or without diamonds. Sterling silver styles $85-$150, yellow or white gold styles $250-$750. As shown with diamonds $1,850 (chains not included) #seligsparkle #diamonds #ice #farmingtonriver #river #local #localjewelry @smartartistone
#Repost @princeton_hydro (@get_repost) ・・・ #FlashbackFriday to 2012 when Princeton Hydro worked with the Farmington River Watershed Association and its project partners to remove the Spoonville Dam. Built in 1899 on the site of a natural 25-foot drop in the riverbed, the dam was originally a hydropower facility. The hurricanes and flood of 1955 breached the dam, opening a 45-foot gap and scattering massive dam fragments in the riverbed downstream. The remnant of the main dam persisted for decades as a 128-foot long, 25-foot high obstacle in the channel. The river poured through the breach in a steep, fast chute that stopped American shad from proceeding further upstream to spawn. The project effort was completed, from initial site investigation through engineering assessment and final design, in just six months. The removal of the dam helped to restore historic fish migrations in the Farmington River (including the American shad), increase recreation opportunities, and improve both the beauty and the safety at the corresponding section of the Tariffville Gorge. #damremoval #restoreourrivers #deadbeatdams  #freeourrivers #riverrestoration Photo credit: FRWA.org
Tributary of the Farmington River #ice #farmingtonriver #frwa #beriversmart #watershed #waterquality #nature #winter #iceflow #streams #river #beoutside #outside #peace
Icebergs on the shores of the beautiful #FarmingtonRiver . #frwa #collinsville #watershed #waterquality #icebergs #winter #beriversmart #iceflow #RiverIce #river #ice #nature
The sound of water is restorative #farmingtonriver #beriversmart #frwa #watershed #waterconservation #stewardship #nature #outdoors #peace
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