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River and Water Related Events in CT

Sea Kayak Connecticut Pool Sessions ( December 4, 2016 )

Avery Point Pool Sessions with ConnYak ( December 4, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology ( December 5, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Steering Committee ( December 6, 2016 )

Tapped - The Movie ( December 6, 2016 )

Tapped - The Movie ( December 7, 2016 )

Policy Subcommittee Meeting ( December 8, 2016 )

Elf Yourself Christmas Paddle ( December 10, 2016 )

Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( December 12, 2016 )

16th Annual CTLCV Environmental Summit ( December 13, 2016 )

Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( December 13, 2016 )

HVPC December meeting and party ( December 13, 2016 )

Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( December 14, 2016 )

Tapped - The Movie ( December 15, 2016 )

Draft Updated Drought Plan Public Comments Due ( December 16, 2016 )

Tapped - The Movie ( December 17, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG) ( December 20, 2016 )

Exemptions from the Connecticut Water Diversion Policy Act ( December 20, 2016 )

ConnYak Meeting ( December 21, 2016 )

Water Planning Council Steering Committee ( January 3, 2017 )

CT Water Planning Council ( January 3, 2017 )

Learn to Whitewater Kayak ( January 6, 2017 )

Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology ( January 9, 2017 )

Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG) ( January 9, 2017 )

Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( January 10, 2017 )

Eastern Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( January 11, 2017 )

Workshop #3 of 6: Connecticut State Water Plan ( January 12, 2017 )

Policy Subcommittee Meeting ( January 12, 2017 )

Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting ( January 18, 2017 )

Recovery and Rescues class - In the pool! ( January 29, 2017 )

Workshop #4 of 6: Connecticut State Water Plan ( February 2, 2017 )

CT Water Planning Council ( February 7, 2017 )

10th Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium ( March 17, 2017 )

Other CT water-related event calendars


Sea Kayak Connecticut Pool Sessions

Sea Kayak Connecticut Pool Sessions Location : YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 website: http://seakayakct.com/pool.html E-mail: David@seakayakct.com Phone: 203-247-9186 Open Sessions - Sundays, 9am - 12 noon, ($35 per single session) December 4, 11, 18 January 8, 15, 22 February 5, 12, 19 March 5, 12, 19 April 9, 23, 30 Rolling Class - Sundays, 10am-12noon, ($300 for each 3-session class) Rolling Class #1 = December 4, 11 & 18 Rolling Class #2 = January 8, 15, & 22 Rolling Class #3= February 5, 12, & 19 Rolling Class #4 = March 5, 12, & 19 Rolling class #5 = April 9, 23 & 30 Rescue and Recovery Class - Sundays, 9am-12noon ($120 per class) Class #1 = Jan 29 Class #2 = Feb 26

Event Date: December 4, 2016

For more information go to http://seakayakct.com/pool.html

(posted November 30, 2016, number 24)

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Avery Point Pool Sessions with ConnYak

Avery Point Pool Sessions

UCONN Avery Point Campus, Groton CT Sunday, Dec 4, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Must be out of pool building NLT the ending time.

Everyone is welcome - you do not need to be a ConnYak member to attend the pool session.

COST The cost for the 3-hr session is $30 per person for using the pool. Please bring correct change or a check. No charge for observors.)

CONNYAK MEMBERSHIP DUES Please help us by renewing your membership and paying your dues online. If you need to pay your dues at a pool session please bring $20 (cash or check) to the session. If you need to become a member please print out a membership application and bring it with you to the pool along with your $20 membership dues. Link to the ConnYak Membership Application

DIRECTIONS Avery Point Campus of UCONN, Groton I-95 North or South take Exit 87, Clarence B. Sharp Hwy/CT-349 toward US-1 (1.9 mi) Right at the second set of stoplights Left at the next set of lights Follow this road for several miles, straight, past Pfizer and the Shennecossett Golf Course. Shortly after the golf course you will come to the campus entrance Right into the University campus After entering the campus take your first left and enter the parking lot on your left. The pool is part of the gym facility. Access is via the front door. There is a back door to the pool which opens into the parking lot where boats can be brought into the pool area. There is no entrance hall or double doors to prevent heat loss from the building. Outside doors should only be open when boats and people are passing through.

SAFETY Pool sessions are a relative safe environment. However, there is no life guard on duty. You are responsible for your own safety.

Event Date: December 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.connyak.org/Mapping/Trip15/averypoint16.htm

(posted November 30, 2016, number 483)

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Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology

Science & Technical Subcommittee Meetings are usually the first Monday each month.

For more information contact Chair Virginia deLima or Ryan Tetreault, DPH.

Last meeting was Nov 7.

The 12/5/16 meeting from 1-3:30PM was listed in the draft minutes from 10/3. A meeting location will be identified closer to the meeting dates.

Event Date: December 5, 2016

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 3)

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Water Planning Council Steering Committee

Usually meets the first week of each month sometimes with the WPC The next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at the offices of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut.

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

Event Date: December 6, 2016

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

(posted September 26, 2016, number 5)

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Tapped - The Movie

Please join Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Save Our Water CT for a FREE screening of the eye-opening documentary film TAPPED, on Dec. 6th in Hamden, CT.

The film explores the conflict between large water bottlers and communities fighting to protect their precious water resources from corporate privatization. Learn about the long-term environmental and economic effects water bottling companies have on American society, and find out steps residents can take to protect our water here in Connecticut.

View the trailer here: http://bit.ly/2gcdrNf

Following the film will be a discussion and Q&A session, moderated by CCE and Save Our Water CT. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday December 6, 2016
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Thornton Wilder Hall
Address: 2901 Dixwell Ave; Hamden

Event Date: December 6, 2016

For more information go to http://www.saveourwaterct.org/upcoming-events.html

(posted November 29, 2016, number 359)

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Tapped - The Movie

On December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm the Northwest Conservation District and Save Our Water CT will co-sponsor a showing of the award winning documentary Tapped and hosted by the Litchfield Community Center.

The film takes a broad look at the bottled water issue, highlighting individuals and communities that have been affected by the industry.

As Niagara Water Bottling Co. opens its plant in Bloomfield, CT, it is time to educate ourselves about the impact of the water bottling industry on our water supplies and our environment.

Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the country has been struggling with a multi- year drought. Now, almost 70% of CT is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought. It is critical that we protect our water. Come and learn more about this important issue

The Litchfield Community Center is located at 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759 For more information contact the Northwest Conservation District at ncd@conservect.org or 860-626-7222

Event Date: December 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.saveourwaterct.org/upcoming-events.html

(posted November 29, 2016, number 180)

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Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Usually meets the second Thursday each month.

Last meeting was November 10

The December 8 meeting is scheduled for Room C of the MDC Training Facility, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT. 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST Agenda forthcoming.

The second Thursday of Jan is the 12th.

Agendas and Minutes are available at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?q=573636#navskip scroll down page to the Policy Subcommittee section.
Chair is Betsey Wingfield, DEEP, Betsey.Wingfield@ct.gov

Event Date: December 8, 2016

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

(posted September 13, 2016, number 19)

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Elf Yourself Christmas Paddle

Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:00 PM Milford Harbor Public Launch (behind Library) 57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT Look for the elves NOON Feel free to join in the shenanigans. ***must have costume. ***must wear protective clothing. this is fun tomfoolery and one last shot to get back on the water but we do not need anyone getting hurt-so please do not plan to paddle without wet/dry suit and mad skills. for those who have it please come paddle for those who don't please come watch. If signing up please note the water will be very cold, the air may be very cold, cold water gear mandatory. I take no responsibility for you, your skill level, your life saving abilities, or your well being in any way. Everyone paddling will be doing so at their own risk. But hey you already know this!

Event Date: December 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/228707590/

(posted October 19, 2016, number 451)

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Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting

Usually meets the third Wednesday of each month, however the December meeting is scheduled for the 12th.

The November meeting was scheduled for the 16th

For more information regarding the Central WUCC, please click on the following link: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=576506

Anticipated WUCC meeting dates are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-2018_revised_wucc_meeting_dates.pdf, check the main DPH WUCC page at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=387352 for an updated document.

Event Date: December 12, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576506

(posted November 9, 2016, number 21)

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16th Annual CTLCV Environmental Summit

The Annual Environmental Summit, hosted by the CTLCV Education Fund, is well-known as a unique opportunity for environmental leaders, state legislators, and agency officials to discuss environmental priorities before the start of the next legislative session.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
8:00am – 3:00pm
Riverfront Boathouse
20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT

Space is limited to 150 and will fill up quickly, so if you plan to attend you must pre-register online.

link to registration

With environmental protection in the cross-hairs in Washington, we have to redouble our efforts in Connecticut to ensure we keep our environment safe. There is much we can do on the ground right now to prepare.

Now’s your chance to learn about issues that will be central to efforts during the 2017 legislative session. Let’s be ready for the work ahead!

Contact our Summit Coordinator, Amy Merli, at amyctlcv@gmail.com or call 860-236-5442 with any questions or comments.

Event Date: December 13, 2016

For more information go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ctlcv-16th-annual-environmental-summit-tickets-27780336735

(posted October 19, 2016, number 113)

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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

Last meeting was November 8th

The December meeting is scheduled for the 13th

The January meeting is scheduled for the 10th.

The revised Anticipated WUCC meeting dates are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-2018_revised_wucc_meeting_dates.pdf, but be sure to check the main DPH WUCC page at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=387352 for an updated document.

Western WUCC documents are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576504

Event Date: December 13, 2016

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 8)

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HVPC December meeting and party

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:00 PM Brookfield town hall 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT Greetings fellow paddlers! It's that time of year again to kick up our heels and have some holiday fun at our annual December meeting/ holiday party. In addition to the social part of this gathering, we will have a short business meeting. The main topic will be the viability of this club and whether we should continue into the new year, or make a decision to disband the club and discontinue the meet up site. If we decide to continue the club, we need more people to volunteer to give service to the club and lead paddles. Also, if we continue, we will be collecting $10 donations to keep the meet up site going for 2017. What to do? Bring a dessert and if you wish to participate in the grab bag shuffle, bring a outdoor/paddle related gift of up to $10 value. Susan has a few games for us and we always have a good time at this event. Come on down and lets Party!!!! Dixie will be providing paper goods; plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc. For other ideas, if someone could bring some soda or eggnog (non-alcoholic) that would count as your dessert contribution. See you there!

Event Date: December 13, 2016

For more information go to https://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/235817623/

(posted November 30, 2016, number 38)

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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

Last meeting was November 9th

The December meeting is scheduled for the 14th

The January meeting is scheduled for the 11th.

The revised Anticipated WUCC meeting dates are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-2018_revised_wucc_meeting_dates.pdf, but be sure to check the main DPH WUCC page at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=387352 for an updated document.

Links to other Eastern WUCC documents are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576502

Event Date: December 14, 2016

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 18)

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Tapped - The Movie

On December 15, at 6:30 PM, there will be a showing of TAPPED at the Wallingford Public Library at 200 N. Main St. in Wallingford.

This event is co- sponsored by Wallingford Public Library, Save Our Water CT and Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the country has been struggling with a multi- year drought. Now, almost 70% of CT is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought. It is critical that we protect our water. Come and learn more about this important issue.

TAPPED is an award winning documentary about the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, and pollution. As Niagara Water Bottling Co. builds its plant in Bloomfield, CT, it is time to educate ourselves about the impact of the water bottling industry on our water supplies and our environment.

Members of Save Our Water CT will be present for a Q and A after the showing. They will also give an update on their efforts to protect CT’s water from more incursions by the water bottling industry.

Event Date: December 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.saveourwaterct.org/upcoming-events.html

(posted November 29, 2016, number 238)

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Draft Updated Drought Plan Public Comments Due

Dkt. No. 16-10-12

Click here to open the Draft Connecticut Drought Preparedness and Response Plan 2016 in a new tab.

Notice of Request for Written Comments:

Persons interested in this matter can file written comments no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Documents must be filed with the Executive Secretary of the Authority in both electronic and paper form.

The date and time of filing shall be the date and time the Authority first receives a complete electronic version or the paper version and the required number of paper copies. Unless otherwise specified, filings are due by 4:00 p.m. on or before any required date.

If a complete electronic version of the filing is submitted through the Authority's Web Filing System at http://www.ct.gov/pura/cwp/view.asp?q=404110, only one paper version of the filing is generally required.

For exceptionally voluminous or complex filings, the Authority reserves the right to request additional paper copies.

If a complete electronic version of the filing is not web filed, submit an original and one copy.

Here is PURA's link to the draft report: http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/dockcurr.nsf/8e6fc37a54110e3e852576190052b64d/e4f2ff5f748b44018525804a0064b45f?OpenDocument.

Should you experience problems attempting to file comments through the Authority's Web Filing System, please contact our Help Desk at DEEP.Helpdesk@ct.gov or by calling (860) 424-3882.

See also http://www.ct.gov/waterstatus/site/default.asp,
http://www.ct.gov/waterstatus/cwp/view.asp?a=3233&q=397052&waterstatusNav=|

Event Date: December 16, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/waterstatus/cwp/view.asp?q=502292#navskip

(posted October 12, 2016, number 14)

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Tapped - The Movie

Saturday Dec 17th 11AM-12:30PM there will be a showing of TAPPED at the at Bristol Public Library

This event is sponsored by Save Our Water CT

Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the country has been struggling with a multi- year drought. Now, almost 70% of CT is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought. It is critical that we protect our water. Come and learn more about this important issue.

TAPPED is an award winning documentary about the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, and pollution. As Niagara Water Bottling Co. builds its plant in Bloomfield, CT, it is time to educate ourselves about the impact of the water bottling industry on our water supplies and our environment.

Members of Save Our Water CT will be present for a Q and A after the showing. They will also give an update on their efforts to protect CT’s water from more incursions by the water bottling industry.

Event Date: December 17, 2016

For more information go to http://www.saveourwaterct.org/upcoming-events.html

(posted November 29, 2016, number 239)

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Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG)

Usually meets the second or third Tuesday each month

The WPCAG will meet at 1:30pm on Tuesday, December 20

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 Scroll down that page for subcommittee links.

Event Date: December 20, 2016

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 15)

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Exemptions from the Connecticut Water Diversion Policy Act

DEEP proposes to adopt a regulation concerning Exemptions from the Connecticut Water Diversion Policy Act.

The comment period ends December 20, 2016. Comments may be submitted at the state E-Regs portal, or at the hearing that day.

Detailed description of the proposed regulation:

The intent of the Water Diversion Policy Act (Sections 22a-365 to 22a-378 of the Connecticut General Statutes) was to allow water diversions in use when the Act was passed to continue the existing use without being subject to the permitting process and attendant impact evaluation (a grandfathering process for existing users). An exemption for use of registered water within an Exclusive Service Area was included in the regulations adopted under the Act in 1991 to allow for infilling of public water service.

However, the extensive consolidation of water companies and the potential expansion of Exclusive Service Areas through the Water Utility Coordinating Committee process was not foreseen when the regulations were developed. These processes allow significant expansion of the use of registered diversions and export of water out of basin without any impact evaluation and without public input; thus by-passing the permit process.

The permit process includes consideration of the effect of the expanded use of the authorized diversion on related needs for public water supply and on other water resource user’s needs, in addition to providing a process for public involvement. Removal of the exemption from the regulations will rectify this situation without affecting continued use of the registered diversions within the existing service area, consistent with the original intent of the Water Diversion Policy Act.

DEEP's Water Diversion webpage has general information about their regulation of water diversions.

Date, Time and Location of the Hearing:

December 20, 2016 9:30 am.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Gina McCarthy Auditorium

79 Elm Street, 5th Floor Hartford, Connecticut

Speakers are requested, although not required, to submit a written copy of their comments. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing by any member of the public that attends the hearing but does not choose to provide oral comments. Written comments on the proposed regulations may also be submitted to Corinne Fitting, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Water Planning and Management Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106—5127 by the close of business on December 20, 2016.

Event Date: December 20, 2016

For more information go to https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/Search/RMRView/PR2016-053#waterplanning

(posted November 11, 2016, number 339)

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ConnYak Meeting

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Wallingford Park & Recreation 6 Fairfield Blvd # 6, Wallingford, CT ConnYak business meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, October thru May. Meetings start at 6:30pm and usually end between 8 and 8:30. If there is a guest speaker then there is a short business meeting from 6:30 to 7:00. The presentation is usually an hour. Be sure to check the Bulletin Board for updated information on changes or cancellations.

Event Date: December 21, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/234533613/

(posted October 19, 2016, number 76)

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Water Planning Council Steering Committee

Usually meets the first week of each month sometimes with the WPC

The Tuesday of January is the 3rd

The last Steering Committee meeting was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016,

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

Event Date: January 3, 2017

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

(posted September 26, 2016, number 23)

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CT Water Planning Council

Usually meets the first Tuesday each month.

The first Tuesday of January is the 3rd

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.

The first Tuesday of January is the 3rd

Event Date: January 3, 2017

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 22)

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Learn to Whitewater Kayak

Friday, January 6, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Woodrow Wilson Middle School 370 Hunting Hill Ave, Middletown, CT

Pool entrance is on the left side of school toward the front of school. Entrance is unmarked. If running late just bang on door to be let in.

Price: $20.00 /per person

These sessions are for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of Whitewater kayaking, Learn the Eskimo roll, or just wants to keep the rust off their paddling skills! There will be volunteer instructors at every session. Instruction is generally one on one, in a very casual and friendly atmosphere. A limited amount of boats and paddling gear will be available on a first come first serve basis For a $5.00 rental fee. Pool facility has a large, clean heated pool with shower and locker room facilities. A per session fee will be collected to cover pool rental. Everybody is welcome! To sign up, please RSVP by the night before if possible.

If you own gear you wish to use please note! ALL boats brought to sessions MUST be thoroughly cleaned INSIDE AND OUT previous to sessions, or the boats will not be allowed in pools. ALL AIR BAGS AND OTHER GEAR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM BOATS. There is no boat washing allowed at facilities.

Cost: $15.00 per person for AMC members $20.00 per person non-AMC members $5.00 Boat and equipment rental If needed for sessions

Repeats every week on Friday from Jan 6 - Feb 24, 2017

Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 13 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 20 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Jan 27 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 3, 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
Learn to Whitewater Kayak! Fri Feb 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Event Date: January 6, 2017

For more information go to https://www.meetup.com/CT-AMC-Whitewater-kayaking-instruction-and-river-trips/events/235601174/

(posted November 30, 2016, number 282)

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Water Planning Council Steering Subcommittee on Science and Technology

Science & Technical Subcommittee Meetings are usually the first Monday each month.

There was a Nov 7 meeting

A 12/5/16 meeting was scheduled from 1-3:30PM. A meeting location was to be identified closer to the meeting dates.

The first Monday of January is the 2nd but that is a state holiday. The January meeting date will probably be discussed on Dec. 5

Event Date: January 9, 2017

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 16)

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Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG)

Usually meets the second or third Tuesday each month

The second Tuesday of January is the 9th, the third Tuesday is the 16th.

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 Scroll down that page for subcommittee links.

Event Date: January 9, 2017

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

(posted November 18, 2016, number 2)

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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

Last meeting was November 8th

The December meeting is scheduled for the 13th

The January meeting is scheduled for the 10th.

The revised Anticipated WUCC meeting dates are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-2018_revised_wucc_meeting_dates.pdf, but be sure to check the main DPH WUCC page at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=387352 for an updated document.

Western WUCC documents are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576504

Event Date: January 10, 2017

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 17)

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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

Last meeting was November 9th

The December meeting is scheduled for the 14th

The January meeting is scheduled for the 11th.

The February meeting is scheduled for the 8th.

These dates are from DPH's Anticipated WUCC meeting dates available from the main DPH WUCC page. That is where any updated document listing changed meeting dates would be found.

Links to meeting agendas, minutes, and other Eastern WUCC documents are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576502

Event Date: January 11, 2017

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

(posted November 10, 2016, number 9)

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Workshop #3 of 6: Connecticut State Water Plan

Save the date! Agenda, time, and venue will be posted when they are available. Check back regularly and sign up for news e-alerts via the link on their home page.

Event Date: January 12, 2017

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

(posted November 9, 2016, number 20)

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Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Usually meets the second Thursday each month.

Last meeting was November 10

The December 8 meeting is scheduled for Room C of the MDC Training Facility, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT. 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST Agenda forthcoming.

The second Thursday of Jan is the 12th, check their website calendar and meeting minutes for confirmation.

Agendas and Minutes are available at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?q=573636#navskip scroll down page to the Policy Subcommittee section.
Chair is Betsey Wingfield, DEEP, Betsey.Wingfield@ct.gov

Event Date: January 12, 2017

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

(posted November 11, 2016, number 4)

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Central Corridor Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Meeting

Usually meets the third Wednesday of each month

For more information regarding the Central WUCC, please click on the following link: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=576506

Anticipated WUCC meeting dates are at http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/2016-2018_revised_wucc_meeting_dates.pdf, check the main DPH WUCC page at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=387352 for an updated document.

Event Date: January 18, 2017

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?q=576506

(posted November 18, 2016, number 7)

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Recovery and Rescues class - In the pool!

Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:00 AM Greenwich YWCA 259 East Putnam Avenue , Greenwich, CT Solo rescues and assisted rescues are staples of the sea kayaking community. If you'd like to learn several dependable versions of both, we'd love to work with you. Sea Kayak Connecticut will be hosting two Recovery and Rescues classes in the warmth of the Greenwich YWCA pool. The first class is January 29th. The second class is February 26th. SKG members will receive a 25% discount on rental equipment. There are limited spaces for each class and they do fill quickly, so please book early. Additional details: http://seakayakct.com/pool.html A video with a good many open session kayakers that has a noteworthy and well executed scramble rescue performed by at the 3:40 mark. We'll teach this rescue and a range of others in the Recovery and Rescues class. Please contact [masked] to book a spot in one of the two classes (Jan. 29 & Feb. 26) Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDBrBFwDcl4

Event Date: January 29, 2017

For more information go to https://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/235736069/

(posted November 30, 2016, number 481)

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Workshop #4 of 6: Connecticut State Water Plan

4th Public Workshop for the Development of a State Water Plan Save the date! Agenda, time, and venue will be posted when they are available. Check back regularly and sign up for news e-alerts via the link on their home page! 8 AM - 5 PM

Feb 16 2017 5th Public Workshop for the Development of a State Water Plan 8 AM - 5 PM

Event Date: February 2, 2017

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

(posted November 18, 2016, number 10)

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CT Water Planning Council

Usually meets the first Tuesday each month.

The first Tuesday of February is the 7th

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: February 7, 2017

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

(posted November 18, 2016, number 1)

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10th Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Connecticut Bar Foundation & Quinnipiac University School of Law Present the

10th John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium

“Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution in CT.”

For all who are interested in land-use, law and conflict resolution: professionals, public officials, environmental advocates, students, and the public at large.

This is an all-day, immediately relevant, FREE event.

For more information or early registration, please contact CBF Assistant Director Liz Drummond: liz@cbf-1.org

Event Date: March 17, 2017

For more information go to https://www.ctbarfdn.org/alternativedisputeresolution

(posted November 11, 2016, number 196)

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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