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     HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala ( December 20, 2014 )

     ConnYAK Avery Point Pool Sessions ( December 21, 2014 )

     Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) ( December 31, 2014 )

     CT Water Planning Council January 2015 Meeting ( January 6, 2015 )

     2015 NOFA Winter Conference ( March 7, 2015 )

     National River Rally 2015 in New Mexico ( May 4, 2015 )

     Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation Postponed ( May 31, 2015 )

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HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala

Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:30 PM Needs a location The 10th Annual HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala for members, friends, partners and spouses, will be December 20 at 6:30 pm. Restaurant is yet to be determined. On October 13, we will be investigating potential venues for the 9 HVPC RSVP's received for the Holiday Gala on December 20. Places book up early

Event Date: December 20, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/206370922/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1&_af_eid=206370922&_af=event

(posted October 13, 2014, number 716) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYAK Avery Point Pool Sessions

UCONN Avery Point Campus, Groton CT Sunday, Dec 7, 2014, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 14, 2014, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 21, 2014, 3:00 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 session is $20 per person 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 $15 (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 $15 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 21, 2014

For more information go to http://www.connyak.org/

(posted December 1, 2014, number 96) Water Trail: yes

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Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC)

Founded in 2001, the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) is an eclectic group of active paddlers who enjoy exploring the various waterways of the Housatonic Valley and other areas of upper Fairfield County and Litchfield County.

Our goal is to bring together fellow paddlers of all skill levels and paddle in an environmentally friendly manner while enjoying the camaraderie of those with similar interest. We schedule various types of activities throughout the year: paddling, camping and picnicking in the warm seasons; hiking, bowling, and dining when it's too cold to paddle.

Most of HVPC's paddle outings tend to be comfortably-paced, moderate-distance excursions on flat water; and are a good venue for newer paddlers, or those who just enjoy quiet, low-key paddles with lots of socializing.

You will find us to be a very friendly club and we welcome paddlers of all levels and interests. If you don’t yet have a boat, we can guide you as to what to buy or rent, along with the required necessities, such as whistles and PFDs. An annual skills workshop is held every year on Mt. Tom Pond and has proven helpful for novices as well as more experienced paddlers.

Some of our favorite venues include Candlewood Lake (pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day), Lake Waramaug, the Lake Lillinonah and Lover's Leap sections of the Housatonic, Lake McDonough and Mt. Tom Pond. Bantam Lake, Bantam River, the Twin Lakes, and New York State's Great Swamp are also visited on a regular basis.

While we are an easy-going group, we take safety seriously. PFDs and whistles must be worn when paddling with the club. A signed release of liability is also mandatory. Note that the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club, its organizers, and its members assume no legal and or civil responsibility for or to any individual or event. Your personal safety is your responsibility alone.

NOTE: HVPC is currently transitioning from our old site to the Meet Up site and we are currently getting our existing members up to speed with the features of this new site. It may take some time (possibly several weeks) for new members to receive their notice of admission. Thank you for your patience! Note also, for the safety of our members, we do require that you have a recognizable profile picture.

We're 45 Social Paddlers Join us! New members must be approved by the Organizer Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:00 AM Impromptu Paddle 6 Social Paddlers attending

Event Date: December 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/?gj=ej1b&a=wg2_rdmr

(posted March 20, 2014, number 335) Water Trail: yes

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CT Water Planning Council January 2015 Meeting

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL 2015 MEETING DATES (meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA) Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Tuesday March 3, 2015 Tuesday April 7, 2015 Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Tuesday June 2, 2015 Tuesday July 7, 2015 Tuesday August 4, 2015 Tuesday September 1, 2015 Tuesday October 13, 2015 (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday November 3, 2015 Tuesday December 1, 2015

Event Date: January 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCINFO.nsf/ByWaterPlanning?OpenView&Start=1&Count=30&Expand=4.13#4.13

(posted December 1, 2014, number 35) Water Trail: No

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2015 NOFA Winter Conference

Dr. Kristine Nichols, Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, will be the keynote of the 2015 NOFA Winter Conference on March 7th! Dr. Nichols will be discussing "Regenerative, Organic Agriculture for Soil and Climate Health" and has recently been examining the impacts of management such as crop rotation, tillage practices, organic production, cover crops, and livestock grazing on soil aggregation, water relationships, and glomalin. Learn more about her work at http://rodaleinstitute.org/about-us/our-staff/cover crops, and livestock grazing on soil aggregation, water relationships, and glomalin. Learn more about her work at http://rodaleinstitute.org/about-us/our-staff/ To join us on March 7th at Western Connecticut State University, register today at: https://ctnofa.wufoo.com/forms/2015-winter-conf-early-registration/

Event Date: March 7, 2015

For more information go to https://ctnofa.wufoo.com/forms/2015-winter-conf-early-registration/

(posted October 14, 2014, number 712) Water Trail: No

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National River Rally 2015 in New Mexico

River Rally 2015 Home » River Rally May 1 - 4 | Tamaya Resort | Santa Ana Pueblo, NM Mark your calendars (and your budgets)! We're working to bring you the most educational, most inspiring and more celebratory event you've ever attended. Lessons learned, best practices shared and new friends from the field will benefit you and your efforts no matter where you work - and we expect people from nearly every state and beyond. “Seeing so many talented colleagues and hearing about their struggles and successes enriched my professional skills and recharged my resolve to work hard for clean water and free flowing rivers. I try to support and encourage all kinds of people to have hope and work hard for a clean water future--it was personally swell (and much needed) to swim in an ocean of support during Rally. I feel like I have new strategies and new contacts with which to meet the challenges before me.” River Rally Participant River Rally At-A-Glance | Featured Speakers | Field Trips | Fun Together we are an unstoppable force for the protection of our home rivers and waters. And River Rally is the place where our movement strengthens and grows!

Event Date: May 4, 2015

For more information go to http://www.rivernetwork.org/rally/program

(posted August 4, 2015, number 603) Water Trail: No

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Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation Postponed

Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation Postponed till May 2015, Wolfe Park at Great Hollow Lake

A grant by Connecticut DEEP for remediating the stream-side buffer where the same Pequonnock River flows southward into Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park will be used for Site-preparation and a community mobilization of volunteers to enhance the topography with plantings of native trees and shrubs.

Actual date TBD

Event Date: May 31, 2015

For more information go to http://monroeconservation.org/default.htm

(posted October 8, 2014, number 704) Water Trail: No

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Archived Event Listings: Are you looking for an event listed on this page sometime in the past? You can get over 300 of them going back to 2008 here: Past River 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.

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