At a press conference held in the Tariffville section of Simsbury, Connecticut’s U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators announced that they have introduced a new bill in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to designate the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook as protected under the U.S. National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Following is from a press release from Congressman John Larson:
On Monday, May 21, 2012, Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman John Larson, and Congressman Chris Murphy announced 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, through the ten towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Hartland, Simsbury, and Windsor.
The bill is sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Lieberman and Blumenthal, and in the House of Representatives by Murphy and Larson. The lawmakers were joined at the announcement by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty, state and local leaders, and river preservation advocates.
ALSO from Farmington Patch:
Community activists and federal lawmakers are hoping for the passage of a new bill that will designate the lower Farmington River and the Salmon Brook tributary as National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
On Monday, national and local leaders gathered with community advocates in Tariffville to announce a new bill that has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives that would designate the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in Granby as protected under the U.S. National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
For more on this story, visit: Lawmakers Announce Bill to Protect the Lower Farmington River – Farmington, CT Patch.