River Smart Workshop April 16, 2018 – 7pm


The Canton Conservation Commission Announces a River Smart Workshop!

River Smart, presented by Laura Hart of the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA), connects homeowner actions with the river environment. Its focus is polluted stormwater runoff, the #1 water quality issue of the Farmington River. Examples of simple green infrastructure solutions and everyday actions on how to reduce stormwater pollution will be discussed.

As a part of the program, FRWA is offering free handbooks to property owners that have land along the Farmington River and its tributaries (including Cherry Brook, Jim Brook, and other important watercourses throughout Canton). My Healthy Stream – A Handbook for Streamside Owners, is a publication by Trout Unlimited and an excellent resource for homeowners to learn more about stormwater pollution and information on how one can make positive changes for the betterment of the environment.

Room F, Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019

For questions please email Emily Anyzeski at eanyzeski@townofcantonct.org
For more information click here



FRWA Annual Meeting November 9, 2017 5:30-7:30PM


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)

location: Simsbury Free Library, 749 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Limited Seating!  RSVP by Monday, November 6.

RSVP by phone: 860-658-4442 ext. 201
email: apetras@frwa.org
or visit us online at

Using Water Wisely & Be River Smart – October 3 7pm

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!


Discovering Native American History on the Farmington River With Dr. Kenneth Feder – Monday 9/25/17

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: dmcwhirter@frwa.org