Fab Fish Art: Tribal Salmon – Michael Toti

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Tribal Salmon – Michael Toti

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Tribal Salmon – Michael Toti

FRWA is pleased to announce that we are starting to get fish art submissions for our Fabulous Fish of the Farmington Art Auction and Wine Tasting.  Check back often to see new submissions!

Buy tickets for our Art Auction and Wine Tasting here:  http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/fishauction/

Fab Fish Art: Chicken of the Sea – Helen David

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Chicken of the Sea Fish – Artist Helen David

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Chicken of the Sea Fish – Artist Helen David

FRWA is pleased to announce that we are starting to get fish art submissions for our Fabulous Fish of the Farmington Art Auction and Wine Tasting.  We are pleased to share these with you today.  Check back often to see new submissions!

Buy tickets for our Art Auction and Wine Tasting here:  http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/fishauction/

Fish Art Auction & Wine Tasting – March 19, 6-9pm

DOZENS of fish by local artists will be on display at the Farmington Community Center on 321 New Britain Avenue in Farmington. BID and HOOK your fish in the silent auction TASTE wines from 7 vendors while enjoying food and drink with fellow Farmington River supporters.

Get your tickets below, through eventbright, or by sending a check to FRWA, 749 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070.

Details:
$25 per person
Fish preview from 6-7 pm
Wine tasting and Auction 7-9 pm

Information:860.658.4442 ext. 0.   All proceeds to benefit FRWA.

 

FRWA Hosts Folk Art Fish Auction to Support Programs

There will be good food, friends, wine, and we will be auctioning off the most fabulous fish ever! FRWA is pleased to annunce we will be hosting another Fabulous Fish for the Farmington on March 19th at the Farmington Community Center.

Fish blanks are available for fish artists at FRWA, 749 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury during normal business hours. We request a small donation per fish blank to cover expenses. Fish blanks are $10 and small ones are $5.  We have a limited quantity, so get them while you can.

Drawing on the talents of locally, nationally and internationally known artists, life-size wooden fish will be individually decorated and auctioned off, proceeds help protect water quality and foster environmental stewardship throughout the Farmington River Watershed.  Designs for the Fabulous Fish are inspired by the natural diversity of the watershed, the beauty of fish, and the creativity of the artists.

Come for a night of fun and your chance to bid on some fabulous folk-art fish. Celebrate the Watershed through the “fin” arts.  March 19th at the Farmington Community Center at 321 New Britain Avenue.  Tickets will on sale now.

Join FRWA on January 18th for “It all Happened on the Farmington”

You Are Invited To The Farmington Land Trust First Program of 2015!

“It All Happened on the Farmington River: A Story of Historic Sites, Fish, Factories, Floods & Flows”Presented by Dr. Eileen Fielding, Executive Director of the FRWA

FLT Board member Dr. Charlie Leach will open the program with a brief discussion of the role of the Farmington River in the creation of the Farmington Land Trust.  Dr. Fielding will share with us how the river affected early settlement, agriculture, the growth of greater Hartford, the rise of the recreation industry and other regional historic events. She will outline how the industrial revolution and subsequent pollution affected the river, and detail the story of native fish and wildlife as it has unfolded over the centuries.

Sunday, January 18 at 3:00pm
The Grist Mill (on Miss Porters Campus)
44 Mill Lane, Farmington, CT

Refreshments will be served
Free and open to all.
For questions call 860-558-6556

Saville Dam and Old Barkhamsted Hollow – Bus Tour and Short Hike

Saville Dam and Old Barkhamsted Hollow: Join us for a tour deep inside the bowels of the Saville Dam followed by a trek to some of the old Barkhamsted foundations spared inundation as the Barkhamsted Reservoir filled. We plan to end our tour with a visit to the relocated old Barkhamsted Center schoolhouse. The history and preservation of our watershed is intertwined with the story of the Metropolitan District and the pursuit of clean drinking water for Greater Hartford.

The MDC will guide us through the earthen embankment dam that impounds the 30 billion gallon Barkhamsted reservoir providing drinking water for Greater Hartford. Erik Landgraf will lead us around the relics of old Barkhamsted Hollow, a village mostly flooded by the creation of the Barkhamsted Reservoir in 1940. Structures that were not flooded were torn down or moved by the water company, but not without a trace. Trace history in your watershed!

Pre-registration is required, space is limited, contact FRWA at (860) 658-4442, or email: river@frwa.org to register; Tour begins at 10:00 am, dress for the weather, wear footwear to walk in the woods, pack a lunch and water.

Saville Dam and Old Barkhamsted Hollow

Bus tour and short hike

10/25/2014

10 am to 3 pm

Cost: current FRWA members $10; non-members $15