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Connecticut's United Voice for River Conservation

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Rivers Alliance of Connecticut is the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting and enhancing Connecticut's rivers, streams, and watersheds. We promote and support environmentally sound state policies, assist the state's many watershed and river groups, and educate the public about the importance of water conservation and aquatic habitats. We are a membership-based nonprofit corporation founded in 1992.


New Municipal Stormwater General Permit Public Hearing Dec 17, 2014

Know Your Flow! Keep a Weather Eye Out for Flash Flooding, Sewage, and Combined Sewer Overflows!

Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2015 Request for Proposals

Clean Water Act Comments Submitted By Rivers Alliance on Behalf of 37 Organizations
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut joined Clean Water Action and other groups, government bodies, elected officials and individuals to support a highly important rule put forward by the EPA to restore and maintain traditional water protections under the Clean Water Act.

New website section! Watershed Assistance Small Grants Program

Connecticut Stream Flow Classifications: Status Update

News on State Water Planning

Fracking Waste: To Regulate or to Ban? That Is Still the Question

DEEP Retreat from Clean-up Standards? How Will You Know? What Can You Do?

Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network Conference
was Wednesday, October 29. Please go to our companion website the Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network for links to presentations.

If you have a water or paddling event to publicize, send the information to tony@riversalliance.org

What's a WUCC and Why Are You in One? More on Fish and Faucet. Click here for the latest developments.

Friends of the Lake (Lillinonah) gives annual Partnership Award jointly to Margaret Miner, Executive Director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, and attorney Roger Reynolds, Legal Director at Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Governor Signs Fracking Waste Bill

State Water Planning Comments

Sharing Knowledge on Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring: Conference Recap and Presentations

Protecting CT's Waters for Native Fish: What are we doing? What needs to be done? How can you help? Rivers Alliance Executive Director Margaret Miner answers these questions and more on Yankee Fisherman podcast. You can listen to the interview online at http://www.hanradio.com/5303-news/yankee-fisherman/725-yankee-fisherman/.

STREAMLINES - The newsletter of Rivers Alliance of CT is available. Older newsletters can be found in our archive.

Rangeley Lake BoatRivers Alliance Sold a Boat! Thank you to all who supported Rivers Alliance at the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show throughout the weekend of June 27-29! Thank you as well to our Board of Directors and staff who kindly shared their time as we exhibited a beautiful, hand-crafted wooden Rangeley rowboat. Most of all, thannk you to generous donor and longtime Rivers Alliance member Geoffrey Meissner, who built the impressive boat and donated it to Rivers Alliance. The proceeds from the sale go directly to Rivers Alliance's mission to protect and enhance Connecticut's waters and aquatic habitats. To see Geoff's amazing work and his step-by-step process, check out these pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/GeoffMeissner/Rangeley

Nitrogen and Phosphorus: Friends AND Foes! An examination of nutrient loading problems for the River Smart program.

Margaret Miner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Connecticut Greenways Council

Environmentalists Applaud Signing of Law to Help Protect State Conservation Lands

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: a Good Year for the Environment

Rep. Roberta Willis Speaks Out Against Importing Fracking Waste

The governor's talk and commitment were outstanding at the Connecticut Strategic Water Resources Planning Conference at UConn Law School in Hartford.

CEQ Issues Authoritative Report on Shaky Protections for State Conservation Lands

State Starts Review of Water Quality Standards for the Clean Water Act

Governor's Executive Order 37 Calls for Review of Regulations and a New Process

HVA's Werner is Rivers Alliance Environmental Champion of 2013

RA Honors Keith Ainsworth with Distinguished Service Award

Model Resolutions for Pesticide-Free Lawns and Playing Fields

Rivers Alliance's Comments on the State Plan of Conservation and Development


This text was written as part of grant from the Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation for education on alternate sewage treatment systems (ATS). These controversial systems typically allow for onsite treatment of sewage on properties too small for a traditional septic system.

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