On June 8, FRWA was named a 2013 Environmental Champion (Non-Profit category) by the Aquarion Water Company. The award, which comes with a $2,500 prize, was presented on June 8, at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, by CT DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty. Also present to recognize the awardees were Aquarion’s President, Chuck Firlotte, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Representative Elizabeth Esty.
FRWA won out over other strong non-profit candidates because of our sustained team effort to remove Spoonville Dam. It was described as a success story that illustrates perfectly how FRWA works: by coordinating the support of many, to bring about river restoration that benefits all. We thank you, and all the partners and supporters who helped FRWA earn this prominent recognition! See details at http://www.aquarion.com/CT.cfm/section/2013Awards/page/2013AwardWinners