Join FRWA for an account of the groundbreaking 2017 River Smart Program, this year’s stewardship projects, a discussion of the State Water Plan (and other issues) and a look forward into 2018! Delicious hearty appetizers, desserts and coffee. $15 per person
(You may RSVP and pay at the door or buy your ticket via Eventbrite)
October 16, 6:30 to 8pm, the Simsbury Public Library.
FRWA will outline why installations of bioswales, rain gardens and river buffers are important for river health, showing some local examples. This program is sponsored by the Simsbury Public Library and the Simsbury Garden Club.
October 3, 2017 – 7pm-8:30pm, Simsbury Public Library.
Conservation is a vital part of the water supply discussion. ‘Using Water Wisely’, presented by Aquarion Water Co., covers newly enacted irrigation restrictions, and illustrates many simple and inexpensive solutions that homeowners can adopt. ‘Be River Smart,’ presented by FRWA, connects homeowner actions with the river environment. Its focus is stormwater , with examples of how to reduce the stormwater pollution entering streams and rivers from neighborhoods. Join us to become wise and smart!
Co-sponsored by FRWA and the Lower Farmington/Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Study Committee 7:00 PM |Simsbury Library Community Room
“Kenny” Feder is professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University, author of several books on archaeology, and founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, a study of the prehistory of the Farmington River region in northwest CT.
Kenny’s also an excellent raconteur and storyteller! He will take us on a virtual trip down the Farmington to reveal the river’s fascinating Native American history. Stops will include his research sites at the Barkhamsted Lighthouse (featured in his book Village of Outcasts), the Tunxis village in Farmington, and Alsop Meadow in Avon.
He will also talk about his new book, Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See For Yourself, published in 2017.
Registration is not required but is much appreciated for planning. To register, please contact FRWA at (860) 658-4442 x205, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org