This October marks 50 years of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, which is important for the Farmington River. The Upper 14 miles of the Farmington River were designated as a Wild & Scenic River in 1994 due to its outstandingly remarkable natural, recreational, historic, and cultural values. In celebration of this event, the Farmington River Quilt will be exhibited at the State Capital. The quilt is a beautiful rendition of the Farmington River with 25 different artists’ interpretation of sections along the Wild & Scenic segment of the river. The quilt has an immense impact as artwork and as an educational piece.
The event opening will be held in Room 1-C of the Legislative Office Building on Monday October 1st, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Guest Speakers:
- State Senator Kevin Witkos
- Liz Lacy, Community Planner/River Manager National Park Service, Partnership Wild & Scenic Rivers
- Betsey Wingfield, CT DEEP Bureau Chief; Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
- David Sinish, FRCC Education and Outreach Committee Chair
- Roger Behrens, FRCC Member
During the month of October the quilt will be exhibited in the walkway between the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol, in Hartford.
The Farmington River Coordinating Committee (FRCC) is integral to the implementation of the Upper Farmington River Management Plan. The Committee is comprised of appointed representatives from the five riverfront towns, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Metropolitan District Commission, National Park Service, Farmington River Watershed Association, and Farmington River Anglers Association.
October 1: 10:30 AM
Room 1-C Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave #5100, Hartford, CT
The event is free and open to the public.
More details at www.farmingtonriverquilt.org