Farmington River Watershed Association

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Farmington River Watershed Association

With the help of members, volunteers and the community, the FRWA leads in the protection and restoration of the Farmington River.

FRWA addresses issues that affect the river and its surrounding landscape through research, education and advocacy programs.

Research & Water Quality Monitoring

It is vital for the Farmington River to provide clean, safe water for drinking, recreation, and wildlife. The FRWA staff and volunteers are able to work with residents, towns and the state to maintain and improve the water quality in our watershed.


Learn more about the E. Coli sampling we take to observe water quality in the watershed.

Salt Watch

Learn more about monitoring road salt pollution in the watershed and how you can help.


Learn more about how and why FRWA monitors water temperature throughout the watershed.

Aquatic Insects

Learn more about the Macroinvertebrate sampling we take to observe water quality.


Learn more about cyanobacteria and the FRWA studies of cyanobacteria blooms in Rainbow Reservoir

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Stewardship: Habitat Study & Restoration

In order to help protect the river and address its ongoing issues, it’s vital to know what and where the problems are. The FRWA provides a range of information on habitat study and restoration and engages in hands-on stewardship programs.

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People walking through Farmington River

Education & Programs

One of the best ways to protect the Farmington River is through education and resources. From school programs to publications, the FRWA is committed to providing the tools to education the community about protecting and improving our river.

News & events


FRCC RFP - Scientific Study Archive

The FRCC is seeking someone to conduct a comprehensive search, annotation, and cataloging of studies of the natural resources of the river valley.


Winter 2022 Newsletter Published

The FRWA Winter 2022-2023 newsletter is here! Look inside to read a summary of FRWA’s research, education, and advocacy activities for 2022, and to find out more about our plans for 2023.


Calling all Farmington River Photographers

We’re looking for photos that show what our Wild & Scenic Farmington River means to you. Thirteen images will be selected for a 2024 calendar with proceeds to support the FRWA.


Water Quality Internship

Work in the field, laboratory, and office on projects, including weekly water quality sampling in the Farmington River Watershed. Applications due March 31, 2023

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