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 West Branch 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 Capitol. 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
- Betsey Wingfield, CT DEEP Bureau Chief; Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
- David Sinish, Interim Executive Director, Farmington River Watershed Association and FRWA Representative on FRCC
- Liz Lacy, Farmington River Coordinating Committee Director, and National Park Service Representative on FRCC
- Roger Behrens, Town of Barkhamsted Representative on FRCC
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.
Opening Ceremonies: 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 through October 30th
More details at www.farmingtonriverquilt.org