Hands-On Stewardship Opportunities

Stewardship members of the Farmington River

If you want to help the river, it’s important to know where, and what, its problems are. FRWA gathers information that can lead to action. We also engage in hands-on stewardship such as fish habitat restoration, reduction of stormwater runoff, and re-vegetating streambanks with native plants.

Habitat Study & Restoration

The Farmington River system is a world of fishes, invertebrates, and plants— living in stream corridors that run right through our world of roads, dams, culverts, downtowns, industrial areas, and neighborhoods.

To keep this river community thriving, we need to understand and document the effects of our world on theirs, and take constant action to preserve or restore good stream habitat.

Meadow Street Rain Garden and Pollinator Garden

Peoples State Forest Native Plant Garden

Frey Property

FRWA received a major gift from the Estate of Lily Frey of  beautiful riverside land in New Hartford and a  $150,000 endowment to help fund its conservation. Much of the 13 acres of land along the river consists of meadow habitat which have become increasingly rare in Connecticut.

This is an important habitat for wildlife where birds, pollinators, bears, deer, foxes, otters, and more have been sighted at our new property. With this, FRWA has established a land stewardship committee to determine the best care for the property in regards to wildlife, native plants, and the health of the river.

Wild animal at Farmington River during winter

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