We couldn’t do it without you! Members, volunteers, organizations, and businesses contribute funds, time, and other assistance to protect the watershed.
As just one example, over 250 volunteers, aided by corporate sponsorships and business donations, make our annual River Cleanup a tremendous success! (photo to the left Har-Bur Middle School kids at the River Cleanup in Collinsville, 2018)
You are welcome to join our business supporters or become a member.
The Farmington River Coordinating Committee supports conservation and restoration of the river as well as land protection within the five riverfront towns along the Upper Wild & Scenic Farmington River which include Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Hartland, and New Hartford. A 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River in 1994. In 2019, 1.1 miles in Canton were designated Wild & Scenic making the Upper Farmington River designated area a total of 15.1 miles.
The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Committee’s mission is to protect the free-flowing character of the streams and to protect and enhance the special environmental, cultural, and recreational values for which they were designated. It was formed in September of 2019 with representatives from FRWA, NPS, CT DEEP, the Pequabuck River Watershed Association, the Salmon Brook Watershed Association, and Stanley Black & Decker, along with the municipalities of Avon, Bloomfield, Burlington, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Simsbury, and Windsor.
Founded in 1988, EarthShare enables employees and workplaces to support environmental groups through payroll contributions. EarthShare provides a simple, effective way to donate to environmental and conservation charities.
In 2021 we partnered with the Izaak Walton League of America’s Save our Streams Program by participating in Winter Salt Watch.
The Izaak Walton League of America is a national conservation organization that has been protecting nature for 100 years. Learn more about their Save our Streams Program here, and check out our Winter Salt Watch page to learn more about how you can help reduce road salt pollution in your local waterways.