We advocate for clean, healthy water throughout the Connecticut River watershed. It is water that nurtures our over 2 million citizens--as well as the 5,000 species of plants, insects, fish and animals that share this great basin. This is our mission. We work on fronts that include: minimum flow requirements for rivers and streams, thermal and chemical pollution, wetlands, clean water legislation, operating licenses at dams and power plants, sewage discharge permits, water allocation, and development. Our four-state, clean water advocacy work will help protect the basin’s uplands and lowlands, headwaters and tidal marshes, surface waters and aquifers, cities and towns for generations.
Advocating for clean water is a big job.
That’s why we enhance the effectiveness of this work by partnering with like-minded environmental interests, agencies, volunteers, and businesses on a variety of projects. Everyone has a stake in clean water — fish, people, plants and insects. We all depend on cool, clean, water.
That’s why we intervened when Entergy proposed further heating of the Connecticut River at its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
That’s also why we work to stop billions of gallons of combined sewer overflows and their byproduct—including untreated human waste, from reaching neighborhoods and rivers in greater Hartford and Springfield.
And it’s why we spend years preparing data and solid arguments to improve conditions and habitats for migratory fish and other species at federally licensed dams on the Connecticut when their 30 – 50 year licenses come up for renewal.
To learn more about CRWC's advocacy work, click on a Spotlight link at right.
Photo credits (above): ©Dave Frederick 2007
Image Credits at Right - Illustrations: Bill Singleton; Photos: ©Al Braden www.albradenphoto.com, CRWC Staff.