Posts Tagged ‘ HVA ’

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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New Valley Greenway Guide available

May 14th, 2014 | By

The Valley Greenway Guide of trails along the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia and Stratford is available in town halls, libraries and community centers.



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.”



Students using bugs to test water quality in Salmon Kill

Jan 19th, 2014 | By
The Salmon Kill is a picturesque stream in northwest Connecticut and holds native brook trout from its source to the Housatonic River. The headwater streams of Salmon Creek contain brook trout. Downstream, however, conditions change, as the stream meanders through open agricultural lands and the stream gets wider-- streambanks are eroded and stream temperatures increase. The stream is wide and shallow with little suitable trout habitat. Historically, the cold water of Salmon Kill Creek would have helped to cool the iconic Housatonic River, providing a respite to trout that hover near cold tributaries in the depth of summer.

About 30 students will develop baseline water quality assessments for the two small watersheds, learn how to assess watersheds and water quality by comparing the data from the two watersheds, develop long-term data for use in student research projects, and develop a sense of stewardship for their local streams.



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.



Grant to help find safe passage for fish and wildlife

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

A $174,000 grant from the Natural Resource Damages Fund will allow the Housatonic Valley Association to determine which culverts in the Housatonic watershed in northwest Connecticut may be preventing the movement of fish, wildlife and other aquatic creatures from one stream segment to another. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from the HVA.



HVA offers free river paddle trips in Sept and Oct

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) invites you to paddle the Housatonic River this fall. Choose from two paddle trips on September 14 or October 5 which will explore the natural beauty and historical significance of the Housatonic River.



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.



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.