FRWA Newsletters

Our 2021 Summer Newsletter is now available! Read the PDF here.

The Farmington River Watershed Association publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members, local and regional partner organizations, area political leaders, and other interested citizens. Our newsletters are full of watershed news, coming events, future projects, photos and more! Click on a newsletter below to read our latest news. If you would like to receive our e-Newsletter, fill out the form here! To go paperless, send an email to us.

In addition to these publications, FRWA has copies of two publications in the office that are available upon request:

50 years of the Farmington River Watershed Association

“Celebrating 50 years of the Farmington River Watershed Association”:
a history of the organization and key water-related issues going back to
our founding in 1953. Free upon request.


The Farmington River Guide“The Farmington River Guide”: Our 102-page long Guide to the entire River,
published and updated over the past 30 years. Includes popular boating and
fishing points on the river, historical facts, geology, fisheries, and wildlife. 
Visit our Store to purchase a copy.

Reports about the Farmington River

Archaeological Assessment of the Lower Farmington River & Salmon Brook: Study prepared for the Lower Farmington River & Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Study Committee by Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Ph.D., Central Connecticut State University and Dr. Marc L. Banks, Marc L. Banks, Ph.D., LLC. Additional material prepared by Dr. John Harmon, Ph.D. CCSU.

Use and Economic Importance of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook: Read the economics of using the Lower River and Salmon Brook. Study conducted by The Center for Public Policy and Social Research (CPPSR) at Central Connecticut State University.

The Farmington Valley Biodiversity Project: A Model for Intermunicipal Biodiversity Planning in Connecticut. An innovative partnership between 7 towns (Avon, Canton, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Simsbury, and Suffield), the WCS/MCA, and FRWA to 1) collect and map biodiversity data, 2) identify priority conservation areas, and 3) promote awareness of the region’s unique biodiversity and ways to conserve it. Finalized December 2006. Read more about the project and download maps at the official FVBP page.

State of the Farmington River Watershed: August 2003 report on the current condition of the watershed. Note: report files are in PDF format and are very large.

Farmington River Economic Study:Learn the value of protecting a river!

Pequabuck River Management Plan: Recommended actions and strategies to restore the imperiled Pequabuck River.

Farmington River Watershed (Massachusetts) Water Quality Assessment Report: Report by the Massachusetts DEP on water quality in the Massachusetts portion of the Watershed.

  • Report Body in Word (3.4 MB) or PDF (2 MB)
  • Appendices in Word (2.6 MB) or PDF (709  KB)

New Hartford Buildable Lands Study: September 2003 report on Buildable vs Unbuildable lands in New Hartford.
Read the 9/26/03 Hartford Courant Article.