Lessons from a Summer of Frogs, Turtles, Salamanders and Snakes in Simsbury.

March 20, 2022 – presentation from herpetologist Dennis Quinn – Life Along Our River! View Recording from Simsbury Community TV here!


 

Meet the Macros- An introduction to Benthic Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

View Recording on CT Envirothon Aquatics Station Youtube Channel


Functional Feeding Groups and the River Continuum Concept

View Recording on the CT Envirothon Aquatics Station Youtube Channel


 

River-Friendly Landscaping Workshop

View Recording from Zoom presentation 6/29/21

Organic Lawn Care Workshop

View Recording from Zoom presentation 6/14/21

Bat Talk with Maureen Heidtmann, Master Wildlife Conservationist

View Recording from Zoom presentation 5/11/21

Beaver Talk with Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist

View Recording from Zoom presentation 4/1/21

 

Eagle Talk with Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist, recording from Zoom presentation 3/4/21

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—no, it’s an eagle!! Bald eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and CT’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey that so fascinate onlookers and their valuable contributions to our ecosystem. Ginny Apple will discuss and give a slide show presentation on the bald eagle and its resurging population in Connecticut.

 

Farmington River Aerial Video

Every summer thousands of people enjoy the Farmington River at ground-level for swimming, boating, tubing, fishing, wildlife viewing and more. Now enjoy our river from the air! Drone videographer Christian Robison pilots the camera as it reveals our river as both a recreational gem and a wildlife highway. Our heartfelt thanks to all who made this video possible: Leading donor Rona Gollub of Simsbury, Sarah Hincks, Joan and Charles Leach, Debbie Leonard, Joe Springman, Corinne Rebillard, Ellen Ciccarillo-Clarke, Jonathan Cotton, Joyce Kennedy Raymes, and three anonymous donors. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

State Attorney General Listening Session on PFAS Chemicals in the Farmington River

Recorded On: 8/8/2019 Including remarks from our Executive Director, Bill Dornbos. Watch here on CT Network.

 

Eileen was interviewed on an episode of The Non-Profit World

 

Just Talkin’ About Shad on Connecticut Public Radio with Colin McEnroe

FRWA talks Shad on Colin McEnroe Show

 

New legislation to create a U.S. National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

FRWA is pleased to share the following video of Congressmen Chris Murphy and John Larson, and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Joe Lieberman’s remarks announcing new legislation to create a U.S. National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protective designation for the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook.

 

Farmington River Quilt (Farmington River Coordinating Committee)

You can learn more about the Farmington River Quilt here.