Posts Tagged ‘ Housatonic Valley Association ’

New Preston Merchants Support RiverSmart Campaign

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The RiverSmart CT Campaign, a joint project led by HVA and Connecticut Farmland Trust, Kent Land Trust, Lake Waramaug Task Force, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Steep Rock Association, Warren Land Trust and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust was launched in 2012 with funding from the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Ellen Knowles

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Housatonic River group overflows with projects

May 2nd, 2014 | By
HVA volunteer Jonathan Hubbard crawls out of an undersized culvert. (contributed)

HVA not only works with adults but bring the river and river science to children as well. “When we first launched our children’s river education program 10 years ago, it was a shock to learn how disconnected children really are to the outdoor world. Most had no first-hand experience catching frogs or paddling a river.”



Aids Pomperaug, Aspetuck Rivers:Grant Will Expand RiverSmart Effort

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association, 150 Kent Rd., received a $21,535 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation on behalf of the Aspetuck Pomperaug River Partners.



Rivers Alliance names Lynn Werner environmental champion

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

On Dec. 4, Rivers Alliance honored Lynn Werner as Connecticut’s Environmental Champion of 2013. The award was in recognition of her inspiring leadership in protecting the Housatonic River watershed, the regional Highlands, the wetlands and water courses in her hometown of Kent and throughout Connecticut. via READER SUBMITTED: River Alliance names Lynn Werner environmental champion

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State honors HVA president

Dec 6th, 2013 | By
Tony Zunino, HVA president, presents Bob Houlihan with the Charles Downing Lay Environmental Leadership Award, HVA's highest honor. (contributed photo)

The Connecticut General Assembly honored Robert Houlihan at the Housatonic Valley Association’s annual meeting recently with a special citation recognizing his years of dedication to conserving the natural environment of the Housatonic River Watershed and making the state a better place in which to live. Houlihan has just completed a five-year term as HVA president.



HVA Debuts Paddling Guide to Housatonic River in Connecticut

May 30th, 2013 | By

A paddling guide has been published by Housatonic Valley Association, a nonprofit environmental group that focuses on the river and the communities through which it courses. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the Litchfield County Times.



Housatonic Valley Association Receives $25,000 Donation from Aquarion Water Co. and Five Area Companies

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Aquarion Water Company recently donated $12,500 to the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA). The donation was a matching grant to five participating companies that each donated $2,500 in support of HVA’s mission to conserve the natural character and environmental health of the Housatonic River watershed.



Connecticut Advocate for Rivers, Dr. Marc Taylor of Southbury, Dies

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

The rivers and waterways of this nation lost a great advocate Tuesday with the death of Dr. Marc Taylor of Southbury.



Housatonic Valley Association celebrates 70 years of conservation, preservation

May 9th, 2011 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and what a better way to highlight the years than by canoeing the length of the Housatonic River, the Register Citizen reports. Click on this environmental headline for more about this story.



HVA publishes ‘Head of the Housatonic’ brochure with map, guide

Oct 18th, 2010 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association announces the publication of the Head of the Housatonic brochure.



News-Times reporter Robert Miller honored by HVA

Oct 6th, 2010 | By

Robert Miller, the health and environmental reporter for The News Times, was honored for his reporting by the Housatonic Valley Association at its annual meeting Oct. 1. via News-Times reporter Robert Miller wins award – NewsTimes.