Eightmile RiverFest celebrates a natural gem

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Water

Connecticut’s rivers and streams don’t get the respect they deserve. Organizers of this weekend’s RiverFest on the Eightmile River say it’s time to savor and celebrate the “Wild and Scenic” river in our midst.

The Eightmile River Watershed, which starts in Colchester, stretches through Salem, East Haddam and Lyme, and abuts East Lyme, was designated worthy of protection in 2008 by federal legislation. It joins less than one-fourth of one percent of the nation’s rivers in the National Wild and Scenic River system. The Farmington River is the only other river in our state in the system.

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