Paige and Heather are back! Our 2019 summer interns, Paige Vichiola and Heather Geist (formerly Bourgoin), have returned to FRWA for the 2021 season. The girls have already gotten their feet wet this year while finishing stream crossing assessments in the town of New Hartford and beginning assessments in Burlington, and they are eager to get into more field work as summer approaches. Heather is most excited to get back to water quality monitoring throughout the watershed, and Paige can’t wait to begin investigating cyanobacteria blooms in Rainbow Reservoir. Photo, right: Aimee, Paige, and Heather found trash (treasures?) along the river while surveying crossings.
Meet our new GIS Manager! Judah Shingleton joined FRWA as GIS Manager in May. A resident of Simsbury for ten years, he studied Geography at the University of Connecticut and enjoys applying his expertise to mapping projects his home region, such as a new trail map for the McLean Game Refuge. His enthusiasm for places stems from his exploration of the natural environment of the Farmington River Valley and surrounding areas via hiking, trail running, and photography. Judah offers cartographic and spatial analysis services for land management projects, recreation, environmental research, storytelling, and more. Interested in having maps and geospatial data as a part of your project? Contact Judah.