Specially designed concrete baffles have recently been installed to assist fish passage in Nod Brook in Avon. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has funded this demonstration project in conjunction with the CT DEP Fisheries program, the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA), Anchor Management. The CT DOT owns the culvert right of way and are partners in the effort. Read the article in our Fall 2005 Newsletter or download a Word doc to read more.
The Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) organized a pond buffer planting at Rosedale Farm in Simsbury in July 8th. The daylong activity created butterfly and songbird habitat, protected and beautified farmland, and improved pond life. It is hoped this model farmland pond buffer demonstration project will be repeatedly copied at other farmland sites. Download the Word document to read more. This project would not be possible without the generous support of the Farmington River Coordinating Committee – the management group for the Wild & Scenic section of the Upper Farmington River and a Section 319 Non-Point Source Grant from the CT DEP.