9/25- 34th Annual Farmington River Clean-Up

Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00AM to 11:30 AM

Sites will be available in Avon, Granby, Simsbury, Collinsville, Canton, and beyond. Gloves and bags will be provided. For large group registry contact Aimee Petras at apetras@frwa.org

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7/31 – Downspout Disconnect Event at the Bristol Farmer’s Market

Visit us at the Bristol Farmer’s Market (across from Bristol City Hall on North Main Street) and learn how you can help reduce stormwater pollution, on Saturday, July 31, 10AM – 1PM. All BRISTOL RESIDENTS are eligible for a FREE downspout kit, on a first come first serve basis. The kits can be used to direct roof drainage away from driveways into pervious areas, which helps to reduce stormwater and stormwater pollutants from discharging directly to the City’s storm drain and on to our rivers.

Visit our booth on Saturday, July 31st from 10AM – 1PM!

 

7/17 – Downspout Disconnect Event at the Bristol Farmer’s Market

Visit us at the Bristol Farmer’s Market (across from Bristol City Hall on North Main Street) and learn how you can help reduce stormwater pollution, on Saturday, July 17, 10AM – 1PM.

 

 

Cancelled due to forecasted weather – 7/6 – Rain Garden Tour and Downspout Disconnect Workshop

Tour our Rain Garden at the Rockwell Park (by the playground and skate park 238 Jacobs St, Bristol) and learn how you can help reduce stormwater pollution.

All BRISTOL RESIDENTS are eligible for a FREE downspout kit, on a first come first serve basis. The kits can be used to direct roof drainage away from driveways into pervious areas, which helps to reduce stormwater and stormwater pollutants from discharging directly to the City’s stormdrain and on to our rivers.  Planting native plants on your property and directing downspouts into rain gardens or rain barrels also helps beautify our neighborhoods and helps prevent flooding!

Join us at Rockwell Park on Tuesday, July 6th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM!

 

6/26 – Rain Garden Tour and Downspout Disconnect Workshop

Tour our Rain Garden at the Page Park ski hut (by the playground at 651 King Street) and learn how you can help reduce stormwater pollution.

All BRISTOL RESIDENTS are eligible for a FREE downspout kit, on a first come first serve basis. The kits can be used to direct roof drainage away from driveways into pervious areas, which helps to reduce stormwater and stormwater pollutants from discharging directly to the City’s stormdrain and on to our rivers.  Planting native plants and directing downspouts into rain gardens or rain barrels also helps beautify our neighborhoods and helps prevent flooding!

Join us at Page Park in Bristol CT, on Saturday, June 26th, 10AM-12PM!

 

6/29 – River-Friendly Landscaping

Aimee Petras, Programs Director at FRWA and Master Gardener, will present the River-Friendly Landscaping program that covers landscaping tips for a healthier watershed. Aimee will discuss our #1 water quality problem – stormwater pollution and its impacts – and our best tools to reduce stormwater pollution: green infrastructure. She will address how to make your home more water friendly, and things you can do to help improve the water quality of our local waterways. We will also discuss low impact design concepts that are in use in our communities, including permeable pavement and bioswales.

Aimee has tips to help you manage your outdoor spaces that benefit you, the river, and the wildlife. Join us for our free, live virtual program on Tuesday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 PM. Come with questions! Free virtual event – Registration required: Register here!


 

Past Events:

Organic Lawn Care Workshop – 6/14/21

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Bat Talk with Maureen Heidtmann, Master Wildlife Conservationist 5/11/21
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Beaver Talk with Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist 4/1/21

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Eagle Talk with Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist 3/4/21

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