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River and Water Related Events in CT

FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop ( April 30, 2016 )

FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop ( April 30, 2016 )

Naugatuck River Festival and Fun Run ( April 30, 2016 )

HVA Housatonic River Adventure Source-to-Sound Paddle ( April 30, 2016 )

Pequabuck River Clean Up ( April 30, 2016 )

Pratt Nature Center: Earth Day 2016 ( April 30, 2016 )

Cold Water Boot Camp ( April 30, 2016 )

18th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race ( April 30, 2016 )

HVA Housatonic River Adventure Source-to-Sound Paddle ( May 1, 2016 )

7th Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2016 ( May 1, 2016 )

Wilton Go Green Festival ( May 1, 2016 )

Paddle from Stonington Small Boat Association, Potluck to Follow ( May 3, 2016 )

Quinebaug River from Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam ( May 4, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( May 5, 2016 )

Sitka Alaska Kayaking Presentation ( May 6, 2016 )

Volunteers Needed! Planting at Hyde Pond, Mystic ( May 7, 2016 )

Kayak fish the Quinebaug, W.T. lake and upstream. CT free fishing day. ( May 7, 2016 )

Quinebaug River Paddle, Fayban CT to W. Thompson Lake ( May 7, 2016 )

Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter ( May 7, 2016 )

Roseland Lake, Woodstock ( May 10, 2016 )

Paddle from Eastern Point Beach Potluck to Follow ( May 10, 2016 )

Webinar: EPA-USGS Draft Technical Report: Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration ( May 12, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( May 12, 2016 )

Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K ( May 14, 2016 )

Lake Lillinonah paddle ( May 14, 2016 )

QRWA's Downriver Classic Canoe & Kayak Race ( May 15, 2016 )

FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop ( May 18, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( May 19, 2016 )

2014 Connecticut Tree Festival ( May 21, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake ( May 21, 2016 )

NRWA Annual Meeting at the New Harbor Watch Lab ( May 25, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( May 26, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( June 2, 2016 )

Historic 25th Annual Long Island Citizen’s Summit ( June 3, 2016 )

Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day ( June 4, 2016 )

ConnYak Spring Potluck Picnic - Meet At The Beach ( June 4, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( June 9, 2016 )

Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch ( June 11, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme ( June 11, 2016 )

Paddle for a Cure ( June 12, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( June 16, 2016 )

International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016) ( June 22, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( June 23, 2016 )

Summer Begins at The WoodenBoat Show! ( June 26, 2016 )

FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop ( June 29, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run ( June 30, 2016 )

Hartford Connecticut RiverFest 2016 ( July 9, 2016 )

Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 21 ( July 14, 2016 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Class 2 Whitewater ( July 30, 2016 )

Norwalk River Butterflies! ( August 20, 2016 )

Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 1 ( August 24, 2016 )

Flatwater Paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury ( September 10, 2016 )

Other CT water-related event calendars


FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Farmington River Watershed Association Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9-10:30 AM, Nature's Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington

Want to learn more about grubs and ways to control them? Want to know why you have so many dandelions (and crab grasses and other common weeds)? Attend our Lawn Care Workshop and learn all about the answers to these questions and more. The following workshops are free and open to the public. ◦April 30, 9:00-10:30 am, Nature’s Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington. ◦May 18th, 6-8 pm, Barnes Nature Center, Bristol. ◦June 29th, 6-9 pm, Suffield Town Hall at 83 Mountain Road, Suffield.

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/want-a-greener-lawn-attend-a-natural-lawn-care-workshop/

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FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Farmington River Watershed Association Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9-10:30 AM, Nature's Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington

Want to learn more about grubs and ways to control them? Want to know why you have so many dandelions (and crab grasses and other common weeds)? Attend our Lawn Care Workshop and learn all about the answers to these questions and more. The following workshops are free and open to the public.

◦April 30, 9-10:30 am, Nature’s Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington

◦May 18th, 6-8 pm, Barnes Nature Center, Bristol

◦June 29th, 6-9 pm, Suffield Town Hall at 83 Mountain Road, Suffield

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/want-a-greener-lawn-attend-a-natural-lawn-care-workshop/

(posted March 24, 0002, number 101) Water Trail:

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Naugatuck River Festival and Fun Run

Linden Park Naugatuck, CT Date/Time Date(s) - 04/30/2016 All Day Location Naugatuck River Festival and Fun Run Event Website https://www.facebook.com/PaddletheGreenway/ also https://www.facebook.com/TheNVRR Come celebrate the Naugatuck River’s return to a recreational River! Join us for some River Fun! Learn about the health of the river, Kayaking , Canoeing, Bird watching, Fishing., and The Greenway. Bring the family and “Experienced” kayakers join us at 2:00PM for a fun non-competitive paddle down the Naugatuck River to Beacon Falls! (Pending a “Safe” water level) The 5-mile course begins at Linden park in Naugatuck and is Class I and II rapids. We ask that all paddlers arrive at Linden Park to register at 11:00 AM shuttle and enjoy the Festival before the Fun Run. The Plan; drop your boats & equipment off early at the Park gathering and then travel down to Beacon Falls. We suggest doing your own shuttling to have your vehicle at the end near the “Green Bridge” in Beacon Falls. (This is a unsupported trip.) Sponsored by Housatonic Valley Association, Connecticut Outdoors, LLC and the Northeast Paddlers Message Board.

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.npmb.com/3/events/naugatuck-river-festival-and-fun-run/

(posted April 28, 2015, number 336) Water Trail: yes

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HVA Housatonic River Adventure Source-to-Sound Paddle

10-day Source-to-Sea Paddle Trip April 22 - May 1, 2016 You may paddle a day, a weekend, or the entire 149 miles with three expert canoe guides. Share in riverside celebrations in Pittsfield, Lee, West Cornwall, Kent, Naugatuck and Stratford Point. Registration will close on Friday, April 8th.

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/paddle-trip/

(posted March 24, 2016, number 93) Water Trail: yes

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Pequabuck River Clean Up

Let's clean our hard working river prior to the duck race! Join us in Forestville center Saturday, April 30 from 8 AM - noon. For more information, Mary 860 670 4761 MaryRydingsward@gmail.com

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Pequabuck-River-Watershed-Association/133427370062616

(posted April 28, 2016, number 171) Water Trail: No

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Pratt Nature Center: Earth Day 2016

This will be the place to be…… Call 860-355-3137 or info@prattcenter.org for more info! Featuring Mud Pit (Tonkas& squishing mud supplied,bring extra clothes) 5 K Dirt Dash MORE INFO TO COME!!!!! Send us an email if you are interested in being a part of Earth Day 2016 https://www.facebook.com/PrattNatureCenter/

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://prattcenter.org/event/pratt-nature-center-earth-day-2016-4/?instance_id=610

(posted April 28, 2016, number 192) Water Trail: No

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Cold Water Boot Camp

Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Kayak Adventure LLC 24 Poplar Street, Norwalk, CT (edit map) Kayak Adventure two hour class to practice cold water rescues, review cold water dress & safe kayak design for spring paddling. $40. Sign up with michele@kayak-adventure.net Meet at 8:15 am at my home to check gear. Gear rentals available. Will be 1.5 hrs on water in Norwalk Harbor.

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/230695116/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 104) Water Trail: yes

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18th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race

Date: April 30, 2016 Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Website: http://www.oceanchamber.org Event Description: The 18th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:30AM - 2:00PM What's the Duck Race all about? 20,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the Pawcatuck River on the Westerly, Rhode Island and Pawcatuck, Connecticut border for a race that benefits 40+ local charities. Children's games, rides, food booths, and other activities make this a wonderful family event. Who is this fundraiser for? This fundraiser is to help 40+ local Schools and Non-profits raise money for their worthy causes.

Event Date: April 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.oceanchamber.org/events/details/18th-annual-pawcatuck-river-duck-race-13531

(posted April 28, 2016, number 106) Water Trail: no

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HVA Housatonic River Adventure Source-to-Sound Paddle

10-day Source-to-Sea Paddle Trip April 22 - May 1, 2016

You may paddle a day, a weekend, or the entire 149 miles with three expert canoe guides. Share in riverside celebrations in Pittsfield, Lee, West Cornwall, Kent, Naugatuck and Stratford Point.

Registration will close on Friday, April 8th.

Day 1, Friday, April 22, 8:30am: Section A - Muddy Pond to Hinsdale Center, mileage: 6.5, Intermediate
Day 2, Saturday, April 23, 8:30am: Section C - Hubbard Ave to Fred Garner Park, mileage: 5.5, Advanced
Day 2, Saturday, April 23, 1:30pm: Section D - Fred Garner Park to Decker Boat Launch, mileage: 6, Intermediate
Day 3, Sunday, April 24, 8:30am: Section E - BOATS MAY BE RESERVED - Decker Boat Launch to Woods Pond, mileage 4.5, Beginner
Day 3, Sunday, April 24, 12:30pm: Section F - Woods Pond Dam to Lee Access, mileage 4, EXPERTS Only
Day 3, Sunday, April 24, 3:00pm: Section G - Lee Athletic Field to HVA Office, South Lee, mileage 4.5, Intermediate
Day 4, Monday, April 25, 9:30am: Section I - Park Street, Stockbridge to above Glendale Dam, mileage 4.5, Beginner
Day 4, Monday, April 25, 12:30pm: Section J - Below Glendale Dam to Rising Pond Dam, Mileage 3.5, EXPERTS Only
Day 4, Monday, April 25, 3:00pm: Section K - Division Street to Brookside, Great Barrington, Mileage 5.5, Intermediate
Day 5, Tuesday, April 26, 9:00am: Section L - Brookside, Great Barrington to Covered Bridge, Sheffield, mileage 4.5, Intermediate
Day 5, Tuesday, April 26, 12:00pm: Section M - Covered Bridge, Sheffield to Rannapo Rd., mileage 9.5, Intermediate
Day 6, Wednesday, April 27, 8:00am: Section N - Rannapo Rd. MA to Great Falls, CT, mileage 8.8, Intermediate
Day 6, Wednesday, April 27, 1:00pm: Section O - Great Falls, CT to West Cornwall, mileage 6.5, Advanced
Day 7, Thursday, April 28, 8:30am: Section P - West Cornwall to The Kent School, mileage 13.3, Advanced
Day 7, Thursday, April 28, 1:30pm: Section Q - The Kent School to Bulls Bridge, mileage 4.2, Beginner
Day 8, Friday, April 29, 9:00am: Section R - Below Bulls Bridge Power Plant to Route 7, EXPERTS only
Day 8, Friday, April 29, 9:30am, Section S - Route 7 to Boardman Bridge, mileage 5.3, Beginner
Day 8, Friday, April 29, 11:30am: Section T - Boardman Bridge to Young's Field, New Milford, mileage 1.8, Beginner
Day 8, Friday, April 29, 1:30pm: Section U - Young's Field to Route 133, Bridgewater, mileage 8, Intermediate
Day 8, Friday, April 29, 5:00pm: Section V - Route 133 bridge to Shepaug Dam, mileage 4, Beginner
Day 9, Saturday, April 30, 8:45am: Section W - BOATS MAY BE RESERVED - Below Shepaug Dam to Kettletown State Park, mileage 6.5, Intermediate
Day 9, Saturday, April 30, 1:00pm: Section X - Kettletown State Park to Stevenson Dam, mileage 3.5, Intermediate
Day 9, Saturday, April 30, 3:45pm: Section Y - Stevenson Dam to New Haven Rowing Club, mileage 1.2, Beginner
Day 10, Sunday, May 1, 8:15am: Section Z - O'Sullivan Island to Stratford Point, mileage 12.1, Advanced

sponsors

Event Date: May 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/paddle-trip/

(posted March 24, 2016, number 94) Water Trail: yes

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7th Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2016

Annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront

Sunday, May 1 (rain date: May 15), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Quinnipiac Marina, 309 Front St., New Haven

Quinnipiac Riverfest Featuring:

CANOEING $5 guided rides provided by the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association.

LIVE MUSIC

BEER Craft

GRUB

KID FRIENDLY

You are invited to join in this celebration of waterfront community in our historic and scenic New Haven neighborhood!

Event Date: May 1, 2016

For more information go to http://quinnipiacriverfest.com/

(posted March 24, 2016, number 98) Water Trail: yes

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Wilton Go Green Festival

Sunday, May 1, 11AM-4PM. Wilton Go Green Festival. Visit the NRWA table and help us celebrate green living. Event includes live music, healthy food, educational and fun activities. Held at the Town Green and Wilton Library, Wilton. For more info visit www.wiltongogreen.org.

Event Date: May 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 165) Water Trail: No

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Paddle from Stonington Small Boat Association, Potluck to Follow

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:30 PM Stonington Small Boat Association 4 Cross St, Stonington, CT (map) Destination may be Napatree Point, or Watch Hill, or somewhere else entirely. Bring food to share for the after-paddle potluck. Water is still cool, please dress appropriately

Event Date: May 3, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230265828/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 479) Water Trail: yes

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Quinebaug River from Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00 AM Intersection of Wallace Road and Corps road 165 Wallace Rd, Sturbridge, MA (map) Quinebaug River Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam • This is an exploratory paddle on the Quinebaug River upstream from Westville Lake Recreation Area in Southbridge to the Old Sturbridge Village Dam and back. I have not paddled it yet, so you will be exploring it with me. The distance is approximately 7 miles. This is a flatwater paddle with likely obstructions. We will put in above the rapids that are just above the Westville Lake in order to stay on flatwater. Meet at 10 am, shove off when ready. Driving Directions: From Route 20, drive south on Old Sturbridge Village Road. Follow it to the bridge over I-84, where it becomes River Road. Continue on River Road to the four-way intersection with Mashapaug Road; turn left. Drive 1.1 miles, turn left onto Breakneck Road. In 1/3 of a mile, Breakneck bears left at a small traffic island and becomes Wallace Road. Cross the river and turn left onto Old Mashapaug Road, a gated Corps of Engineers road. (You will pass the entrance to Westville Dam Boat Ramp on your right.) It'’s .75 mile upriver to the canoe launch and you will cross the river on the way. If you come to a fork, bear to the right. An approximate GPS address for where you will turn west off Wallace onto the Corps road is 165 Wallace Rd, Sturbridge, MA. (There is a parking lot on Wallace opposite of where you will be turning off) Then go the .75 miles to the launch. The unpaved lot will accommodate a dozen cars. The carry to the water’s edge is about 50 feet and the access to the water is gently sloping. There are no restrooms. Bring your whistle, about ten feet of rope and whatever food and drink you need for a 3-4 hour expedition.

Event Date: May 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/230515510

(posted April 28, 2016, number 392) Water Trail: yes

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 5, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 48) Water Trail: yes

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Sitka Alaska Kayaking Presentation

Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Avery Point - UCONN 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT Gail Ferris is giving an informal presentation on her kayaking adventures in the Pacific Ocean near her home in Sitka, Alaska. The presentation will be at UCONN Avery Point. Gail is well known for her writings in “Messing About in Boats” and for her videos featuring her Arctic kayaking adventures off Greenland which can be seen at her website http://www.nkhorizons.com/index.htm This presentation is being hosted by the John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.. The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association will be meeting in its Community Boat Building boat house on the Avery Point Campus on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 till 7:00 pm. It is a short walk to the classroom. The Boat House is a small white wood frame building located near the Campus Police Building. You are welcome to join us. Here is an excellent video produced by Sitka tourism about salmon in Sitka. http://www.sitkascience.org/news/our_videos/

Event Date: May 6, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/230740045/

(posted April 29, 2016, number 96) Water Trail: yes

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Volunteers Needed! Planting at Hyde Pond, Mystic

Saturday, May 7 at 10 AM - 2 PM 46 New London Turnpike, Route 184, Mystic, CT For the first time in over 350 years, Whitford Brook flows free! Help us finish the job by planting native species along the restored riverbank of Whitford Brook. All volunteers are welcome! RSVP to restoration@savethesound.org Please bring work gloves if you have them and wear boots that can get muddy! Parking is available at Barnes Moving & Storage. After more than a year of design and permitting, the dam removal was completed in less than a month. Watch it unfold before your eyes in under 3 minutes! https://greencitiesbluewaters.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/how-can-a-river-be-transformed-in-just-3-minutes/

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/savethesoundct

(posted March 29, 2016, number 271) Water Trail: No

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Kayak fish the Quinebaug, W.T. lake and upstream. CT free fishing day.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 AM West Thompson Lake Campground 449 Reardon Road, N Grosvenordale, CT The goal is to chase some trout on the lower river sections, rainbows and browns primarily but I have seen the flash of a brook trout near the red bridge area. If you have ever wanted to try kayak fishing then "free fishing day" (no CT license required) is a good opportunity and the Quiny usually gives up a few fish, not to mention the lake itself, abundant in warm water fish species. You should have the standard gear, whistle, flashlite, rope, PFD, h2o and snacks. In addition, sunglasses and brimmed hat (protection from hooks). Medium/light Rod and reel. 4-6lb line. Lures or bait if you prefer. I bring a net, pliers, hook remover, knife(s). There are many places to pull out on the banks and fish too, it is all federal land and not privately owned. On this day our group also has a meet coming downstream from the Fabyan Dam, so make sure you don't double up on rsvp commitments. We will most likely meet them during the course of paddling upstream and can join them in the return leg back to the launch (help with shuttling back to F dam if possible). Watch the weather folks. Overcast and cloudy with a few sprinkles= a good day fishing. Total downpour and we cancel. I've done this a few dozen times so message me with questions. You will get a good dose of exercise from this trip but it can be rewarding. jh

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228254143/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 393) Water Trail: yes

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Quinebaug River Paddle, Fayban CT to W. Thompson Lake

Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM Fabyan Road Canoe launch Quinebaug, CT This trip requires a car shuttle. We will meet at 9:00am at launch point and shuttle cars to the finish at the West Thompson Dam boat ramp as needed. We will start the paddle about 9:30. This trip should take about 3 hours. This paddle will involve some fast water sections with minimal rapids. Some paddling experience on rivers is recommended for this trip. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228191943/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 426) Water Trail: yes

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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter

Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm Harbor Park, Middletown FREE! Noon to 5pm Spend an afternoon at the second annual Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter festival, featuring live music, visual art installations, children's activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair; all designed to bring the public closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River. https://www.facebook.com/events/1677871875825177/

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2016/05-2016/05072016feet-to-the-fire.html

(posted April 28, 2016, number 115) Water Trail: no

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Roseland Lake, Woodstock

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:30 PM Roseland Lake Roseland Park Road, Woodstock, CT (map) Flatwater paddling on Roseland Lake, a 96 acre lake located in Woodstock, CT. Public boat access is along the north half of the western shoreline where there is a town park. The park runs along much of the western shoreline. The north shoreline is heavily wooded. The east and south shorelines have light residential development. There is an interesting private nature refuge on the northern end of it http://roselandlake.org/zeelandia.htm. The launch is at the northern end of Roseland Park, which lies on the eastern side of Roseland Park Road. Putting 204 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT, into your GPS will get you close to the park entrance. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: May 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228192590

(posted April 28, 2016, number 404) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle from Eastern Point Beach Potluck to Follow

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:30 PM Eastern Point Beach 1 Beach Pond Rd, Groton, CT (map) Follow the shore to the east or go out to New London Ledge Lighthouse Bring food for the after paddle picnic. The water is still cool please dress appropriately.

Event Date: May 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230265913/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 472) Water Trail: yes

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Webinar: EPA-USGS Draft Technical Report: Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration

The recent EPA-USGS draft technical report "Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration" can be found at https://www.epa.gov/wqc/aquatic-life-ambient-water-quality-criteria#draft. The report describes the effects of flow alteration on streams and rivers and includes examples of how states are using Clean Water Act tools to address hydrologic alteration. There is currently a comment period open through June 17th.

River Network will be circulating a sign-on letter regarding the publication in early June, so please look for that and please also consider submitting your own comments directly to EPA by June 17th.

Webinar:
On Tuesday, May 12, 2016, from 2-3 pm, the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Geological Survey will host a webinar that presents the content, purpose and scope of a "Draft Technical Report: Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration".

The report describes the relationship between hydrologic condition and water quality, and gives examples of what states have done to address flow concerns using current Clean Water Act authorities. The report also provides a flexible, nonprescriptive, conceptual framework for states, tribes, territories, and others who may want to translate narrative flow criteria into quantifiable flow targets for the preservation of aquatic life and habitat.

To participate in the hour-long webinar go to https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/epa-usgs/ on May 12, 2016 at 2:00pm EST. No registration is necessary.

Point of Contact Ashley Harper harper.ashley@epa.gov

Event Date: May 12, 2016

For more information go to https://www.epa.gov/wqc/aquatic-life-ambient-water-quality-criteria#draft

(posted April 28, 2016, number 628) Water Trail: No

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 12, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 49) Water Trail: yes

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Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K

Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K In addition to the festival and duck race on May 14, this year there’s a new event attached to the goings-on. It’s the first Jill’s Race for MS, and it’s being run in memory of longtime Beacon Falls resident Jill Betkoski, who had multiple sclerosis and passed away 10 years ago. After that, join us for a festival of vendors, great food, cold drinks and live music. We at Beacon Hose will be preparing for our carnival by serving the first batch of our new roast beef sandwiches and more. The duck race will launch at 3:30 p.m.

Event Date: May 14, 2016

(posted April 28, 2016, number 159) Water Trail: yes

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Lake Lillinonah paddle

Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:00 AM Lake Lillinonah (Pond Brook) Boat Launch 158 Hanover Rd., Newtown, CT (map) We will be meeting another kayak group doing a nice relaxing paddle from Pond Brook Launch to Roxbury Falls. This paddle will be about 9 miles RT. SKG will meet at 11:00 am and be in the water at 11:30 am. The other group is meeting at 10:30 am. You can come early to meet them. The separate paddle time is just to keep put-in from getting too crowded. Dress appropriately (for air and water temp as well as weather), bring water, and lunch. This is a common adventure outing please see SKG disclaimer. You are also invited to a BBQ-social after the paddle. BBQ-social will be BYOB. Please bring a share-able meat or side dish. You should expect that everyone will bring something, so do not make a dish to feed the crowd, (just enough for U+2 will be good). I recommend that you think finger food (burgers and dogs are hard to share unless they are mini size). Typically we grill misc and dice and everyone samples. Our house is 5-minutes from Pond Brook Launch and is on Lake Zaor. If you miss the paddle you can come early to the BBQ and paddle with Cynthia before the BBQ-social. I will send address later. SKG disclaimer: http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/messages/boards/thread/3398196

Event Date: May 14, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/230279459/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 105) Water Trail: yes

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QRWA's Downriver Classic Canoe & Kayak Race

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Starting at RT 322, Southington

Event Date: May 15, 2016

For more information go to http://qrwa.org/Events/eventView.asp?EventID=143

(posted March 24, 2016, number 99) Water Trail: yes

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FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Farmington River Watershed Association Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Wednesday, May 18, 2016,6-8 PM, Barnes Nature Center, Bristol

Want to learn more about grubs and ways to control them? Want to know why you have so many dandelions (and crab grasses and other common weeds)? Attend our Lawn Care Workshop and learn all about the answers to these questions and more. The following workshops are free and open to the public.

◦May 18th, 6-8 pm, Barnes Nature Center, Bristol.

◦June 29th, 6-9 pm, Suffield Town Hall at 83 Mountain Road, Suffield.

Event Date: May 18, 2016

For more information go to http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/want-a-greener-lawn-attend-a-natural-lawn-care-workshop/

(posted March 24, 0002, number 102) Water Trail:

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 19, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 50) Water Trail: yes

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2014 Connecticut Tree Festival

Saturday, May 21, 11AM-3PM. The Connecticut Tree Festival. This 9th annual festival offers family-style activities such as a rope tree climb for kids and showcases a diverse line-up of environmentally-minded exhibitors (including NRWA). Rain or shine, free admission. Cranbury Park, 300 Grumman Ave, Norwalk. More information at norwalktreealliance.org

Event Date: May 21, 2016

For more information go to http://norwalkriver.org/events/

(posted March 28, 2016, number 303) Water Trail: No

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CT-AMC: Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake

Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mansfield

Date and Time: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Location: Bassett Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT, Connecticut, East of River, CT

Overview: Meet at 9:45 AM at the Mansfield Hollow Lake boat launch to be on the water at 10:00 AM. This is a flatwater trip where we will enjoy a peaceful paddle in and around Mansfield Hollow Lake and up some of the tributaries for approx. 4 hours. Pack snack, water and sunscreen. Life jackets must be worn. Optional ice cream stop after at the Farmer's Cow Cafe.

Cost: Free

Driving Directions
From south, including Rt. 6: Take Rt. 195 North to Bassett Bridge Rd. in Mansfield Center. Turn right onto Bassett Bridge Rd. and follow 1.4 miles to boat launch on left. From the north, including I-84 Exit 68: Take Rt. 195 South for 11.5 miles to Mansfield Center and turn left onto Bassett Bridge Rd. and follow 1.4 miles to boat launch on left.

Event Date: May 21, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90211&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 41) Water Trail: yes

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NRWA Annual Meeting at the New Harbor Watch Lab

Wednesday, May 25, 6:30PM. Water Quality Update: NRWA Annual Meeting at the New Harbor Watch Lab. Director Sarah Crosby will provide a tour of the beautiful new lab at Harbor Watch and demonstrate how the organization tests water samples from the Norwalk River. She will also report on the state of water quality in the River and the Sound as well as the changing fish populations in the Sound. All are welcome to this free event. Harbor Watch operates out of Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. More info at 877-NRWA-INFO; (877-679-2463) or info@norwalkriver.org.

Event Date: May 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 175) Water Trail: No

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 26, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 51) Water Trail: yes

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 2, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 52) Water Trail: yes

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Historic 25th Annual Long Island Citizen’s Summit

Registration for the Historic 25th Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit is now open! The Summit will be held on Friday, June 3rd at Stony Brook University's Student Activities Center. The 25th Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit will focus on the very citizens who are taking action to protect the Sound. We will celebrate their efforts, roll out new innovative tools for understanding the Sound's health, and dedicate an entire afternoon of workshops to citizen science monitoring, data analysis, and communicating science with clarity and impact. For more information and to register, visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event… Early registration rates will end on April 15th. The summit is being organized by Save the Sound, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Long Island Sound Study, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Event Date: June 3, 2016

For more information go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecdmlnuk4bc2704d&llr=vpnrezcab

(posted March 28, 2016, number 286) Water Trail: no

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Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day

Saturday, June 4. Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day. Sponsored by Weir Farm, NRWA, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, and the Norwalk River Valley Trail Planning Committee. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Weir Farm is on Nod Hill Road in Wilton. Free but registration is required. Call 203-834-1896 ext. 28 for more information and to sign up.

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 167) Water Trail: No

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ConnYak Spring Potluck Picnic - Meet At The Beach

Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 AM Bluff Point State Park Depot Road, Groton, CT Come join us for the ConnYak Spring Picnic at Bluff Point State Park on Saturday, June, 4 starting at 10 AM. This is the same date as Meet as the Beach (Guillemot Kayaks). As in the past the picnic will be at Bluff Point State Park. Unofficially the event ends at 3:00 pm. However, you are welcome to arrive late and/or leave early. ConnYak will provide paper goods. Members will need to bring their own beverage and an appetizer, main course and/or dessert to share. We are looking for some volunteers to organize a paddle, plan some games, or a lead clinic or demo of some exotic kayaking technique. Please contact me if you have any ideas events@connyak.org

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/230731561/

(posted April 29, 2016, number 22) Water Trail: yes

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 9, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 53) Water Trail: yes

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Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch

Saturday, June 11, 5-7PM. Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch. In celebration of clean water and the work Harbor Watch does to protect Long Island Sound, join Harbor Watch for Cocktails & Clams dockside at Norm Bloom & Son’s oyster processing facility. Unlimited raw bar straight off the fishing boat. Signature cocktails, wine & beer. Live music. Adults only. Please enter at 22 Cove Avenue in Norwalk. Tickets available at Earthplace.org.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://norwalkriver.org/events/

(posted March 28, 2016, number 178) Water Trail: No

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CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme

Fun With Kayaks!, East Lyme

Date and Time Saturday, June 11, 2016

Location 179 Whistletown Road, East Lyme, CT, Connecticut, East of River, CT

Overview Meet at 10 a.m. at Powers Lake, 179 Whistletown Road, East Lyme. Bring you own boat, paddle, life jacket, bathing suit, etc. as you get wet brushing up on old kayaking skills and learning new ones in this hands-on, in-the-water training session. Learn about boat setup and safety equipment. Skills practiced include strokes and self- and assisted rescues. Learn to wet exit and re-entry so you are qualified to participate in Connecticut chapter sea kayak trips. Registration required. Contact the leader in advance. Limit 10 boats. Rain cancels.

Cost Free

Driving Directions I-95 north or south to Exit 74. Left onto Rt. 161 for .3 miles. Left onto Rt. 1 for .5 miles. Right onto Upper Pattagansett Rd. for 2.7 miles. Bear right onto Whistletown Rd. for .6 miles. Right at brown boat launch sign.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89827&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 44) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle for a Cure

Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT (map) http://www.facebook.com/paddleforacure Paddle for a Cure is like a walk-a-thon(relay for life) BUT WE WILL BE PADDLING not walking. 100% of the Money we raise goes to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT for the Oncology Department. "Money Raised in this Area to Help People in this Area". Paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street) The paddle will be an easy one. It is easy going. This paddle will be good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.

Event Date: June 12, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/226973353/

(posted November 30, 2015, number 154) Water Trail: yes

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 16, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 45) Water Trail: yes

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International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016)

Fish Passage 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity June 20-22, 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) The 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016) promises to be an important international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues. Fish Passage 2016 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, road ecology, and the myriad of funding, safety, climate change, and other social issues surrounding connectivity projects. This is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques. The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session. Independently offered short courses, workshops and tours will be available immediately before and/or after the conference.

Event Date: June 22, 2016

For more information go to https://fishpassage.umass.edu/

(posted April 4, 2016, number 155) Water Trail: No

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 23, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 276) Water Trail: yes

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Summer Begins at The WoodenBoat Show!

The 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport will be June 24-26, 2016! Organizers are working hard to gather the very best in-water exhibits, to fill the tents with your favorite maritime vendors, to collect as many reader-built boats as they can fit on the village green, to offer the most informative skills demonstrations, and most of all to create a weekend for all visitors to enjoy beautiful wooden boats! In-water space is available for boat builders to show off their latest projects and also for those who are trying to sell their boat or owners who just want to show off their traditional wooden boat and enjoy the weekend dockside.

Event Date: June 26, 2016

For more information go to http://www.thewoodenboatshow.com/

(posted March 29, 2016, number 442) Water Trail: yes

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FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Farmington River Watershed Association Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 2016,6-8 PM, Suffield Town Hall

Want to learn more about grubs and ways to control them? Want to know why you have so many dandelions (and crab grasses and other common weeds)? Attend our Lawn Care Workshop and learn all about the answers to these questions and more. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Event Date: June 29, 2016

For more information go to http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/want-a-greener-lawn-attend-a-natural-lawn-care-workshop/

(posted March 24, 0002, number 103) Water Trail:

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 30, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 277) Water Trail: yes

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Hartford Connecticut RiverFest 2016

Riverfest July 9 | 4 to 10 pm, Fireworks at 9pm | Free Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford Great River Park, East Hartford Riverfest is the largest Independence Day celebration in Connecticut. Riverfest will complimented by the Riverfest Food Truck Festival at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, along with the annual festivities on both sides of the river. Performances and schedules will be announced in late spring. Check back at http://riverfront.org/events/riverfest for more details.

Event Date: July 9, 2016

For more information go to http://riverfront.org/events/riverfest

(posted April 4, 2016, number 698) Water Trail: No

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Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 21

Get ready to paddle, row, with Riverfront Recapture. Want to try something new this summer? Learn to paddle or row in these classes designed for beginners -- no experience necessary. Dragon Boating 101: Classes Begin June 21 (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/dragon-boat-experience) Did you know that Dragon Boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world? Our Dragon Boating 101 class is your chance to give it a try. This class is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 14 (8 sessions), $150 pp. Registration is now open. Ready, Set, Row (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/rowing) Our Community Rowing Program has something for everyone, from college students to retirees. Session 1, June 1 - June 22 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Session 2, June 27 - July 20 & Session 3, August 1 - 24 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Additional offerings for intermediate and advanced rowers. Registration for beginning classes now open.

Event Date: July 14, 2016

For more information go to http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=81cf3a71e95a37e654eb2fddf&id=2ca407a181&e=eafe1de524

(posted April 4, 2016, number 190) Water Trail: yes

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CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Class 2 Whitewater

class II Tville Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share by EMail Share by EMail Date and Time Saturday, July 30, 2016 Location simsbury,ct, Connecticut, West of River, CT Overview class 2 whitewater - paddle Tarriffville Gorge section of Farmington River. boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation. Cost Adult: $2 member / $4 non-member Youth: $2 member / $4 non-member Related Link(s): AMC Boston Paddlers Website Map data ©2016 Google Terms of Use Report a map error Map Satellite Farmington River @ T.ville Activity Paddling - Whitewater Offered By Boston Status Open Audience Adults Leader Steve Twelves (Email this person.) Registration is required for this activity. See contact above.

Event Date: July 30, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90045&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 107) Water Trail: yes

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Norwalk River Butterflies!

Saturday, August 20, 10AM-12PM. Butterflies! Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist, research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum and NRWA Advisory Board member, has been studying butterflies and moths in an area along the Norwalk River since 1977. He will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats and show his remarkable collection. Meet at 10 Simpaug Turnpike, Redding, a half-mile east of Rt. 7. Easy walk. For reservations, contact DeMasi at victormonarch@yahoo.com or 203-448-0106. (Rain date: Sunday, August 21)

Event Date: August 20, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 352) Water Trail: No

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Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 1

Get ready to paddle, row, with Riverfront Recapture. Want to try something new this summer? Learn to paddle or row in these classes designed for beginners -- no experience necessary. Dragon Boating 101: Classes Begin June 21 (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/dragon-boat-experience) Did you know that Dragon Boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world? Our Dragon Boating 101 class is your chance to give it a try. This class is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 14 (8 sessions), $150 pp. Registration is now open. Ready, Set, Row (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/rowing) Our Community Rowing Program has something for everyone, from college students to retirees. Session 1, June 1 - June 22 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Session 2, June 27 - July 20 & Session 3, August 1 - 24 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Additional offerings for intermediate and advanced rowers. Registration for beginning classes now open.

Event Date: August 24, 2016

For more information go to http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=81cf3a71e95a37e654eb2fddf&id=2ca407a181&e=eafe1de524

(posted April 4, 2016, number 235) Water Trail: yes

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Flatwater Paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury

Date and Time Saturday, September 10, 2016

Location Connecticut, West of River, CT

Overview Flatwater paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury CT, followed by optional lunch at Joe's Pizza - Contact Elbert Bowler at treble13@comcast.net

Cost Free

Activity Paddling - Flatwater

Offered By Berkshire (Mass.) AMC

Audience Adults

Leader Elbert Bowler treble13@comcast.net

Registration is required for this activity. See contact above.

Event Date: September 10, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89624&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 108) Water Trail: yes

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Archived Event Listings: Are you looking for an event listed on this page sometime in the past? You can get last year's events here: Past Water Related Events in Connecticut. Warning: its a big page, takes a while to load, many graphics are no longer available and many of the links are no longer active but whenever you get "file not found" error, try taking out the file name and folder names at the end of the URL to get to that organization's main page.

Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
PO Box 1797, 7 West Street 3rd Floor, Litchfield, CT 06759-1797
860-361-9349
rivers@riversalliance.org, www.riversalliance.org