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Watershed Assistance Small Grants Program Past Grants

319 WATERSHED ASSISTANCE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

 Rivers Alliance of Connecticut administers this small grants program with funding from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

For a list of projects for each organization, click here

The Watershed Assistance Small Grants listed below are from 2001 - 2014. The most current round at the top

Organization  I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Ash Creek Conservation Assoc. Y6 Conceptual Habitat Plan for Ash Creek  5,000 9,285 Bridgeport CT SW Coastal / Rooster River / Ash Creek (CT 7106)
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret  Y6 Thompson Citizen Science Water Quality Project 3,500 24,909 Thompson Thames River Basin (Quinebaug, French, Five Mile Rivers)
Connecticut Southwest Conservation District /  Wepawaug River Watershed Alliance Y6 Water Sampling Equipment & Outreach Activities 3,825 5,199 Milford Wepawaug River
Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, Inc. Y6 Lower Natchaug River Watershed Based Plan Support 5,000 3,732 Mansfield & Windham Lower Natchaug River (CT 3200-00_01)
Farmington River Watershed Assoc. Y6 Community Engagement to Reduce Stormwater Runoff in Winchester 6,080 7,632 Winsted (Wincester) Connecticut River / Farmington River / Still River (& Mad River)
Ledyard Garden Club Y6 Poquetanuck Cove Riparian Buffer Restoration 3,100 4,564 Ledyard Thames River / Poquetanuck Cove
Northwest Conservation District  Y6 Clean Water Starts at Home (public outreach & rain gardens) 5,000 8,720 Thomaston & Watertown Naugatuck River / Steele Brook and Northfield Brook
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Y6 Protecting the Still River with a Riverside Garden 5,000 4,156 Winsted Farmington River Watershed / Still River
Park Watershed, Inc. / Rivers Alliance of CT Y6 Park Watershed Citizen Stewardship Organization (federal filing to become a nonprofit). 5,000 7,648 Hartford Park River Watershed, North Branch
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition  Y6 Thermal Monitoring & Watershed Sampling Equipment 2,130 3,118 Southbury Pomperaug River Watershed
Pootatuck Watershed Association Y6 Watershed Data Management: Threats, Identification, & Education 6,000 13,869 Newtown Housatonic River Watershed / Pootatuck, Deep Brook, Pond Brook, Halfway River
Solar Youth Inc.  Y6 Pond Lily Restoration Project 6,000 4,475 New Haven Long Island Sound / New Haven Harbor, West Haven
12 Projects Funded 55,635 97,306
WASGP Round 5 Awarded Projects
Organization  I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret  Y5 Citizen Science Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring/Stream Walk Project focusing on DEP designated impaired watercourses in Northeast CT 3,253 6,623 Northeast CT Thames River Basin (Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers )  
Connecticut Southwest Conservation District / Byram Watershed Coalition Y5 "State of the Watershed" - Public Forum to build awareness, participation, and support for sustainable watershed management 4,160 3,925 Greenwich Southwest Regional Complex / Byram River (7411)
Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, Inc. Y5 Establish a Niantic River Watershed Board with ability to implement the Watershed Mangement Plan 5,000 15,985 East Lyme, Waterford, Montville, & Salem Southeast-Western Complex (22), Niantic River (2204)
Eastern CT Conservation District/Thames River Basin Partnership Y5 Willimantic Storm Drain Marking 4,000 12,149 Windham Thames River/Willimantic River
Farmington River Watershed Assoc. Y5 Clean Water Project: Recruiting Landowners to Reduce Pesticide Use 4,500 3,000 Hartland, Norfolk, Colebrook, & Bristol Farmington River, including Pequabuck subwatershed
Farmington River Watershed Assoc. / LULA Y5 Workshops for Collaborative Watershed Management in 10 Farmington River Towns/LULA 10,000 22,500 Simsbury, Canton, Avon, Farmington, Granby, East Granby, Bloomfield, Windsor, Burlington, & Hartland Connecticut River/Farmington River
Farmington River Watershed Assoc. / Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative Y5 "Growing Awareness: Steps Towards Park River Watershed Stewardship" brochure and mailing. 5,000 10,305 Hartford Park River Watershed, North Branch
Housatonic Valley Assoc.  Y5 Web-based Interactive Map & Database for impaired sections of the CT Housatonic River Watershed. 3,422 4,000 CT Towns within Housatonic River Watershed Housatonic River Basin (6000)
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition Y5 Backyard Watershed Protection Workshops 4,000 4,332 Southbury Pomperaug River Watershed
Quinnipiac River Watershed Assoc. Y5 Create & distribute membership brochure to increase awareness/outreach efforts within 250,000 person watershed. 4,000 2,840 Plainville, Southington, Cheshire, Meriden, Wallingford, North Haven, Hamden, & New Haven Quinnipiac River (5200)
Save the River - Save the Hills  Y5 Niantic River Watershed - Outreach 2,030 2,040 East Lyme, Waterford, Montville, & Salem Thames River Valley
11 Funded Projects 49,365 87,699
 
WASGP Round 4 Awarded Projects  
Organization I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret  Y4 Citizen Science Program (Stream Monitoring Projects) 3,000 15,267 Thompson Thames River Basin (Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers )  
Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Inc. Y4 Strategic Planning Initiative for the CT River Watch Program 2,000 3,780 N/A CT River Major Basin
Earthplace  Y4 Purchase of Monitoring Oxygen Meter 4,000 4,832 Norwalk, Wilton, Ridgefield, & other towns in Fairfield County Norwalk River Watershed / Saugatuck River Watershed
Farmington River Watershed Assoc. / Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative Y4 Park River (Hartford) - Outreach 500 12,500 Hartford Park River Watershed, North Branch
Friends of the Hockanum River Linear Park of Vernon  Y4 Review Planning & Zoning Regulations with the aim of reducing impervious surface in the headwaters region 2,500 30,500 Vernon Connecticut River / Hockanum River / Tankerhoosen River
North Central Conservation District / Hockanum River Watershed Assoc.  Y4 Presentation(s) to the Community on the Hockanum River: State of the Watershed Report 1,600 2,350 Vernon Connecticut River / Hockanum River
Northwest Conservation District  Y4 Interpretive Signs for the Upper Naugatuck River (outreach & education) 2,450 9,968 Torrington Housatonic / Naugatuck River East & West Branch
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition  Y4 Collaboration with Southbury Land Trust to Protect the Watershed 2,000 2,000 Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlehem, Morris, Washington, Watertown, Middlebury, & Roxbury Pomperaug River Watershed
Pootatuck Watershed Assoc. / Candlewood Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited  Y4 Pootatuck Watershed Storm Drain Labeling 2,250 3,606 Newtown Housatonic Regional Basin / Pootatuck River/Deep Brook Sub-regional Basin
Save the River - Save the Hills  Y4 Niantic River Watershed Education Project 3,000 3,681 East Lyme, Waterford, Montville, & Salem Thames River Valley
Sound Waters  Y4 Young Scientists Program 1,700 1,187 Stamford, Greenwich, & Darien Long Island Sound Watershed
11 Funded Projects 25,000 89,670
WASGP Round 3 Awarded Projects
Organization I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Ash Creek Conservation Assoc. Y3 Developing Public Awareness of the Rooster River Watershed 5,000 3,000 Bridgeport & Fairfield Connecticut Southwest Coastal Basin / CT7106 (Rooster River / Ash Creek)
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret  Y3 Monitoring of Impaired Watercourses in Northeast CT 3,000 10,776 Mansfield, Chaplin, Woodstock, Eastford, & Pomfret Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers
Earthplace  Y3 Computer Equipment to Support the Earthplace Harbor Watch / River Watch Monitoring Program. 2,500 2,538 Westport & Towns in Fairfield County Norwalk River Watershed / Saugatuck River Watershed
Eastern Connecticut Resources Conservation & Development Area / Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative Y3 Parkriver.org, website as a public forum and informational resource for Hartford's Park River 5,000 21,021 Hartford Park River Watershed, North Branch
Farmington River Watershed Assoc.  Y3 Pequabuck and Lower Farmington Streamwalk 2,000 13,000 Harwinton, Plymouth, Bristol, Plainville, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Granby, East Granby, Bloomfield, & Windsor CT Farmington River Watershed
Naubesatuck Watershed Council  Y3 Natchaug River Plan of Conservation, Phase I (Data Collection) 2,500 2,370 Windham, Mansfield, Chaplin, Willington, Ashford, & Eastford Natchaug - Basin #32
Save the Sound  Y3 Watershed Shore Clean-up Program 2,000 11,956 Norwalk Long Island Sound Watershed
Scantic River Watershed Assoc.  Y3 Scantic River Guide 3,000 2,388 West Stafford, Somers, Enfield, & East Windsor Scantic River
Willimantic White Water Partnership Y3 Willimantic River Restoration Project 3,000 2,900 Willimantic & Windham Thames River Watershed
Willmantic River Alliance  Y3 Willimantic River Alliance Website & Non-profit Incorporation 2,000 1,470 Willimantic, Coventry, Mansfield, Columbia, Willington, Stafford, Tolland, & Ellington Thames River / Willimantic River Basin
   
10 Funded Projects 30,000 71,420
WASGP Round 2 Awarded Projects
Organization I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Branford River  Y2 Branford River Project Monitoring Expansion (purchase of monitoring equipment). 2,000 1,772 Branford & North Branford South Central Eastern Regional Complex / Branford River
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret  Y2 Quinebaug River Stream Walk 4,000 4,265 Pomfret, Putnam, Woodstock, & Killingly Quinebaug River
Connecticut Conservation Assoc.  Y2 Create a Greater Bridgeport Watershed Alliance 4,000 2,667 Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Easton, Westport, Trumbull, & Monroe Southwest Connecticut Coastal Major Basin - Eastern Regional Complex (7101 to 7109)
Cromwell Watersheds Conservation Committee  Y2 Cromwell Watersheds Display 1,200 940 Cromwell Connecticut River / Mattabesset River
Friends of the Farm River Estuary  Y2 Start-up office, education & outreach operations 7,000 11,437 Branford, North Branford, & East Haven South Central Eastern Regional Complex / Farm River
Friends of the Hockanum River Linear Park of Vernon  Y2 Natural Resource Assessment of the Tankerhoosan River Headwaters Region 3,000 2,135 Vernon Connecticut River / Hockanum River / Tankerhoosan River
Goshen Land Trust  Y2 Establish Goshen Land Trust Office (computer equipment inc. GPS) 2,200 7,152 Goshen Bantam River Watershed
Housatonic Valley Assoc.  Y2 Macroinvertebrate Sampling: Housatonic Midriver Tributaries of Lake Lillinonah & Lake Zoar 3,200 2,234 Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Milford, Newtown, & Roxbury Housatonic River
Mianus River Watershed Council  Y2 Strategic Planning for the Mianus River Watershed Council 4,000 2,354 Greenwich & Stamford; North Castle, Bedford & Pound Ridge, NY  Mianus River (7407)
Naugatuck River Watershed Assoc.  Y2 Support for a River Steward 6,000 14,768 Torrington to Derby Naugatuck River Watershed
Norwalk River Watershed Assoc.  Y2 Funding for software and outreach (membership database) 1,900 2,550 New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Wilton & Lewisboro, NY Saugatuck / Norwalk River
Quinnipac River Watershed Assoc. Y2 Quinnipiac Grassroots Outreach 2,000 1,766 Plainville, Southington, Cheshire, Meriden, Wallingford, North Haven, Hamden, & New Haven South Central / Quinnipiac River
Solar Youth Inc.  Y2 City wide Steward Program - Environmental Education, Inner City Middle School Children 4,500 20,640 New Haven Long Island Sound / West River
13 Funded Projects 45,000 74,680
WASGP Round 1 Awarded Projects
Organization I.D. Project Title Award Amount Grantee Non-Federal Match Project Location Basin (Major/ Regional/ Subregional/ Local)
Advocates for a Maromas Plan/CT River Watershed Council Y1 Plan for Protection of the Maromas Lands & the Lower CT River 5,000 7,337 Middletown Lower Connecticut River
Bantam River Watershed Assoc.  Y1 Start-up Support & Bantam River Watershed Protection Plan 7,000 6,400 Litchfield Housatonic River / Bantam River
Citizens for Responsible Growth  Y1 Talking Watershed in the Quiet Corner - Outreach 966 1,980 Mansfield Thames River Basin. Shetucket/Fenton Sub-basin
Earthplace - Nature Center for Environmental Activities  Y1 Water Quality Monitoring Program for the Indian River, Norwalk / Westport 2,500 22,905 Norwalk & Westport Southwestern Connecticut / Indian River
Housatonic Valley Assoc.  Y1 Ten Mile Watershed Assessment Project 2,534 2,038 Salisbury, Sharon, Kent, & New Milford Ten Mile Basin / Housatonic River
Mattabesset River Watershed Assoc.  Y1 Staff Support to implement the Management Plan for the Mattabesset River Watershed 7,932 8,340 Berlin, Cromwell, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, & Southington Mattabesset River Watershed
Naugatuck River Watershed Assoc. Y1 Support for a River Steward 7,500 14,303 Torrington to Derby Naugatuck River Watershed
North CT Land Trust  Y1 Start- up for Scantic River Watershed Assoc. 4,680 3,120 Ellington, Enfield, East Windsor, & South Windsor; Stafford, Somers, & Hampden, MA Scantic River
Norwalk River Watershed Assoc.  Y1 Website 1,504 1,003 New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, & Wilton; Lewisboro, NY Southwestern Connecticut
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition  Y1 Pomperaug Water Resources Management Plan 5,000 10,111 Southbury, Woodbury, & Bethlehem Pomperaug River Watershed
Quinnipiac River Watershed Partnership  Y1 Strategic Planning 3,000 2,000 New Britain, Plainville, Southington, Cheshire, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, Prospect, Wallingford, & Wolcott Quinnipiac River Watershed (5200)
Salmon Brook Watershed Assoc.  Y1 Outreach & Education 5,500 5,090 Granby Salmon Brook Watershed
Solar Youth Inc.  Y1 West River Watershed - Neighborhood Steward Teams 4,000 13,148 New Haven Long Island Sound / West River
Willimantic River Alliance  Y1 Willimantic River GPS Mapping 4,000 3,800 Willimantic, Coventry, Mansfield, Columbia, Willington, Stafford, Tolland, & Ellington Thames River / Willimantic River Basin
14 Funded Projects 61,116 101,575

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