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River and Water Related Events in CT

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( September 28, 2016 )

Eastern WUCC Exclusive Service Area (ESA) Process subcommittee ( September 28, 2016 )

CT Water Planning Stakeholders Workshop ( September 29, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology ( October 3, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Steering Committee ( October 5, 2016 )

Invasive Plants (including aquatic) in Our Changing World: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future ( October 11, 2016 )

Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( October 11, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG) ( October 11, 2016 )

Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( October 12, 2016 )

Policy Subcommittee Meeting ( October 13, 2016 )

Connecticut River Middletown Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayak Group ( October 15, 2016 )

Paddle from Covered Bridge, Sheffield to Ashley Falls, MA with HVA ( October 15, 2016 )

Milford Halloween Costume Paddle Parade ( October 30, 2016 )

CT Water Planning Council ( November 1, 2016 )

Other CT water-related event calendars


ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed, Sep 28, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: September 28, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 169)

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Eastern WUCC Exclusive Service Area (ESA) Process subcommittee

From the Minutes of the Aug 31 workshop at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-08-31_eastern_esa_subcommittee_meeting_minutes.pdf: "Mr. Cansler asked if another meeting would be necessary. Mr. Congdon suggested scheduling the next workshop now as it could always be cancelled if it was not needed. The Eastern WUCC ESA Process Subcommittee meeting was scheduled for September 28th at 1:30 P.M. at the SCWA office."

Be advised that at its August 10, 2016 meeting, the Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) voted to organize an Exclusive Service Area (ESA) Process subcommittee. The subcommittee is headed by the following Eastern WUCC members: Mr. Robert Congdon, Town of Preston; Mr. Patrick Bernardo, Town of Putnam/SUEZ; Mr. Josh Cansler, Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA); and Mr. Paul Deveny, Windham Water Works. The ESA Process subcommittee has been charged with two specific tasks: 1. Reviewing and consolidating the process for establishing new ESAs and modifying existing ESAs as authorized by State Statute, State Regulation, and the Eastern WUCC Bylaws into an straightforward guidance document that will be added to the Work Plan; and 2. Preparation of declaration forms and scoring rubrics which will be used by WUCC members to vet utility and municipal ESA claims. The ESA Process Subcommittee will hold its first meeting/workshop at 1:30 PM on August 31, 2016. The meeting/workshop will take place at the SCWA office, 1649 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. The meeting/workshop is open to the public. The goal of the first meeting/workshop is to develop a draft declaration form which can be presented to WUCC members for review and comment at the September 14, 2016 regular meeting. For up to date information regarding the WUCC process, please visit the DPH website at http://www.ct.gov/dph/wucc.

Event Date: September 28, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576502

(posted September 14, 2016, number 11)

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CT Water Planning Stakeholders Workshop

Policy Stakeholders Workshop: Connecticut State Water Plan

This is an important policy meeting. The public will have two opportunities to comment, probably with a time limit.

Time: 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon. Location: Constitution Room on the second floor of Memorial Hall at Central Connecticut State University.

Project Name:  Connecticut State Water Plan

Meeting Objective:  A facilitated workshop to provide a centralized step-wise process in which the fundamental principles of the State Water Plan will be established.  These include a review of the scope, the goals for the Plan, list of issues to be addressed, discussion of scale, consensus on the process, and initial prioritization of key issues.

Event Date: September 29, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/site/default.asp

(posted September 14, 2016, number 10)

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Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology

Science & Technical Subcommittee Meeting Oct 3 at 1:00. Probably at 470 Capital Ave. The Science and Technical Subcommittee of the Water Planning Council Steering Committee will Location: Department of Developmental Services 470 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT Conference Room C Parking is available behind 450 Capitol Avenue or in the Woodbine Parking Lot. Location: 470 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 1 PM

Event Date: October 3, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?q=574962

(posted September 14, 2016, number 3)

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Water Planning Council Steering Committee

Meeting of the State Water Plan Steering Committee The State Water Plan Steering Committee will meet at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 5 PURA, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain 06051 Agenda forthcoming Location: 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT This event is 217 mile(s) from you (17603). 1 PM - 5 PM

See the CT Water Planning webpage calendar at http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

Event Date: October 5, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp?mm=10&yyyy=2016

(posted September 13, 2016, number 5)

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Invasive Plants (including aquatic) in Our Changing World: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future

EARLY  REGISTRATION  ENDS  SEPTEMBER  12

CIPWG SYMPOSIUM:

Invasive Plants in Our Changing World: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future

Presented by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Student Union, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

This 8th biennial conference features national, regional, and local experts as well as citizen volunteers sharing practical solutions for invasive plant management and actions needed to promote native species and improve wildlife habitat.  The symposium is open to the public and will include introductory information about invasive plants.  People with all levels of interest and experience are invited to attend. 

Nationally-recognized Keynote speaker, Jil Swearingen, co-author of Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas will present, R20;WeR17;re Moving on Up: Invasive Plants Heading NorthR21;.  Karl Wagener, Executive Director of the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality, will speak on R20;ConnecticutR17;s Future: Rooted in ChoiceR21;.  William Hyatt, Vice Chair of the Connecticut Invasive Plants Council, will provide a legislative update.  Charlotte Pyle, formerly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver closing remarks.

Concurrent afternoon sessions will include:

·         What Are Other States Doing?  Panel discussion with New England invasive plant experts.

·         Native Plants for our Pollinators Creating a balanced and healthy pollinator environment.

·         Management of Key Invasives: Success Stories and Progress Reports

·         Biological Control: No Animal Too Small Learn about these valuable invasive plant management tools.

·         Aquatic Invasive Plants Updates on Hydrilla and other new aquatic invasive plant threats.

·         Plants to Watch Out For: Future Threats What are the new invasives that threaten our borders?

Research and management posters, an invasive plant identification area, and other educational exhibits will be featured throughout the day.  The registration fee includes parking and lunch.  Pesticide Recertification Credits and other continuing education credits (CEUR17;s) will be available. 

Attendees are advised to register early, as the last symposium had record attendance and sold out in advance with 500 attendees.

REGISTRATION FEE: $50 EARLY postmarked or online by September 12; $60 R11; REGULAR postmarked or online after September 12; $25 STUDENT (must bring current ID)

The symposium agenda, online registration, and mail-in registration form are available at http://cipwg.uconn.edu/2016-symposium/.  

For additional information, please contact Donna Ellis at 860-486-6448; donna.ellis@uconn.edu.

Event Date: October 11, 2016

For more information go to http://cipwg.uconn.edu/2016-symposium/

(posted August 23, 2016, number 617)

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Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting

Usually meets second Tuesday of each month, Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT

From http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/western_wucc_preliminary_wsa.pdf:

"The Western Connecticut Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) has prepared a Preliminary Water Supply Assessment (“Preliminary Assessment”) for the Western Connecticut Public Water Supply Management Area (PWSMA)
... At this time, the Western WUCC is requesting review and comment on the Preliminary Assessment from all interested persons. Discussion of comments received to date will be discussed at the next Western WUCC meeting scheduled for October 11,2016 at the Brookfleld Town Hall.
The public comment period closes on October 14, 2016 and any final comments on the document from the public must be received by the end of that day. Please provide comments via electronic mall to the Officers at the email addresses listed ... (below)..., via mail at the mailing address of the Recording Secretary listed below, or by attendance at the October 111h WUCC meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WUCC officers or our consultant, Mr. David Murphy of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., at 203-271-1773 or dmurphy@mminc.com.
... Russell Posthauer, Jr., Co-Chair russellposthauer@ccaengineering.com 203-775-6207 Daniel Lawrence, Co-Chair DLawrence@aquarionwater.com 203-362-3055 David Banker, RecordIng Secretary DBanker@themdc.com 860-278-7850 Ext. 3650

Event Date: October 11, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=576504%20%20

(posted September 13, 2016, number 8)

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Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG)

Meeting of the WPC Advisory Group The WPCAG will meet at 1:30pm on Tuesday, October 11 PURA, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain 06051 Agenda forthcoming Location: 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 1:30 PM - 5 PM See the CT Water Planning website calendar at http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp In general, you can find links to WPC-related documents such as agendas and minutes at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&Q=573636&PM=1 The 9/20 WPCAG agenda is at https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1otjc1angm5xwl/2016-09-20%20WPCAG%20agenda.pdf?dl=1 You can find the draft 8/16 minutes at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ccsxwm4t02lbl0e/draft%202016-08-16%20WPCAG%20Minutes.pdf?dl=1 and the draft 7/19 minutes at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ccsxwm4t02lbl0e/draft%202016-08-16%20WPCAG%20Minutes.pdf?dl=1.

Event Date: October 11, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

(posted September 21, 2016, number 2)

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Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting

Meetings are usually the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT

WORKSHOP: September 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority 1690 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT

From http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/eastern_wucc_preliminary_wsa.pdf:

"The Eastern Connecticut Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) has prepared a Preliminary Water Supply Assessment (“Preliminary Assessment”) for the Eastern Connecticut Public Water Supply Management Area (PWSMA)
... At this time, the Eastern WUCC is requesting review and comment on the Preliminary Assessment from all interested persons. Discussion of comments received to date will be discussed at the next Eastern WUCC meeting scheduled for October 12, 2016 at the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.
The public comment period closes on October 27, 2016 and any final comments on the document from the public must be received by the end of that day.
Please provide comments via electronic mail to the Officers ..(below)..., via mail at the mailing address of the Recording Secretary listed below, or by attendance at the October 12th WUCC meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WUCC officers or our consultant, Mr. Scott Bighinatti of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., at 203‐271‐1773 or sbighinatti@mminc.com.
Robert Congdon, Tri‐Chair congdon@preston‐ct.org 860‐887‐5581 Ext.105 Mark Decker, Tri‐Chair MarkDecker@npumail.com 860‐823‐4168 Patrick Bernardo, Tri‐Chair Patrick.bernardo@suez‐na.com 856‐718‐7003 Samuel Alexander, Recording Secretary Samuel.alexander@neccog.org 860‐774‐1253

Event Date: October 12, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576502

(posted August 23, 2016, number 9)

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Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Policy Subcommittee Meeting Policy Subcommittee of the State Water Plan Steering Committee AGENDA FORTHCOMING October 13, 2016 1-3 DEEP – 79 Elm Street, Hartford CT Conference Room 2B Location: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 1 PM - 3 PM

Event Date: October 13, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp?mm=10&yyyy=2016

(posted September 13, 2016, number 4)

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Connecticut River Middletown Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:30 PM Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT Class 1-2 paddle some power boat traffic by harbor park

Event Date: October 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101699/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 60)

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Paddle from Covered Bridge, Sheffield to Ashley Falls, MA with HVA

Saturday, Oct. 15 Covered Bridge, Sheffield to Ashley Falls, MA Time: 9am – 3pm Trip Length: 9.5 miles Level: Beginner Meander through active agricultural land and forested stretches. Possible wildlife sightings include a variety of wildfowl, bald eagle, herons, otter, muskrat and beaver. This trip is suitable for all levels of experience. Recommended for children 14 years and older due to the paddling distance.

Non-member bonus: Sign up and get a 1 year membership in HVA!

Registration required, space is limited. Call 413‐394‐9796 or email paddle@hvatoday.org

Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat. Registration: non‐members $20/adult $35/family; HVA Members FREE Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

Sign up now, by calling 413-394-9796or email: paddle@hvatoday.org

Trip Sponsors: Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area and HVA Click here for MORE TRIPS & INFORMATION (opens in new tab or window, hit refresh if it does not show up at first)

Event Date: October 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.hvatoday.org/assets/PDFs/PaddleTrips2016FlyerREVISED-08-04-16.pdf

(posted August 5, 2016, number 139)

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Milford Halloween Costume Paddle Parade

Milford Halloween Costume Paddle Parade with the New Haven and Fairfield County Kayak and Paddleboard Club Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:00 AM Milford Harbor Public Launch (behind Library) 57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT Dress up and come on out for a Halloween Costume Parade. Check temperatures, wetsuits if needed. BYOB(boat)

Event Date: October 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/233392098/

(posted August 23, 2016, number 208)

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CT Water Planning Council

Meeting of the Water Planning Council The WPC will meet at 1:30pm on Tuesday, November 1 PURA, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain 06051 Agenda forthcoming Location: 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 1:30 PM - 4 PM

PAST Water Planning Council and related committees' and workgroups' meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Publications can be found at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?q=573636. Be sure to scroll down to see all committees.

Event Date: November 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

(posted September 12, 2016, number 1)

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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