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The Park River: Exploring Hartford’s Underbelly | Where We Live – WNPR

Jul 26th, 2012 | By

A hundred years ago, a river ran through the city of Hartford. And I don’t mean the powerful, 400 mile long Connecticut river. It was the Park River…and it was not loved. Due to massive pollution, the spread of disease, and a few devastating floods –the Park River, was buried beneath the city, entombed in

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Stormwater provides service learning project, Park River protection

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

MDC to support Watkinson School’s annual service learning project to prevent dumping of waste in local storm drains West Hartford residents and their sixth grade science classmates from Watkinson School in Hartford stenciled storm drains and distributed educational fliers in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Kenwood Circle, a service project aimed at protecting the Park River.

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Artists Canoe Underground To Explore Buried Park River In Hartford

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

Unexpectedly, the Park River, muddy, polluted and entombed, still inspires. Largely unnoticed today, except for the occasional guerrilla canoeist, the Park took on the name Hog River because of its dirty, smelly composition during the 19th century. By the time it was buried in the 1940s, it was little better than a flowing sewer. Rick Green of The Hartford Courant reports.



Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, March 22, 2011, Hartford

Mar 7th, 2011 | By

Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, takes place all day at March 22, 2011, at the Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford.



West Ender Swears He Saw Seal In Hartford’s Park River

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Mystic Aquarium confirmed the sighting of a yearling harp seal in Hartford’s Riverside Park in 2007, but that’s along the Connecticut River. For much of its course, the Park River, still commonly known as the Hog River, struggles to remain a step above being a sewer.



Park Water Arts Teams Up To Clean And Create

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

An art history professor at the University of Hartford has created a 2010-2011 program that will focus on the ecological preservation of the Park River Watershed, which runs throughout Connecticut.



Report assesses Park River Watershed

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

“Unseen and often forgotten by many, the North Branch of the Park River flows along the boundaries of Hartford’s West End, Asylum Hill and Blue Hills neighborhoods,” according to a recent report on the Park River watershed. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) with Fuss & O’Neill, th eFarmington River Watershed Association, the Park

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