Protecting the CT River since 1952 through advocacy, education, & restoration.
To many in the Pioneer Valley, the CT River defines the region and holds a special place in their hearts. Once known as "America's best landscaped sewer," the CT River has seen vast improvements in quality and protection in the past decades and was named America's first National Blueway this year. This is the result of dedicated individuals and organizations working together to make the health and economic viability of the River a priority. We have come a long way together, but much work remains to be done. Together we can continue righting the wrongs done to the CT River and preserve this amazing resource.
The Connecticut River Watershed Council works to protect the watershed from source to sea. From alpine forests to tidal estuaries, rural farmlands to urban riverfronts, spotted salamanders to bald eagles, and mussels to salmon, the Connecticut River watershed unites a diversity of habitats, communities and resources.
As stewards of this heritage, we celebrate our four-state treasure and collaborate, educate, organize, restore, and intervene to preserve the health of the whole for generations to come.
Learn more about CRWC at www.ctriver.org.