We want people to know about rivers and care about them. Sometimes the best way to get out the facts is to publish them. So, sometimes we do. Our offerings include guides to boating on the Connecticut River and identifying mussels, our quarterly newsletter Currents & Eddies, water quality monitoring reports, River Currents -- a regular newspaper column covering environmental perspectives -- and more.
The following items are published by CRWC itself. Our online shop carries these items as well as additional materials published by others.
Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea
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Whether you are a whitewater kayaker, canoeist, or powerboater, this book has everything you need to know about the 410-mile Connecticut River, from its source at Fourth Connecticut Lake to Long Island Sound. Includes maps and mile-by-mile descriptions of what to look for -- and what to look out for -- while on the River. Price: $19.95.
Freshwater Mussels and the Connecticut River Watershed
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Did you know that some mussel species live 30 years or more? You will after reading Ethan Nedeau's exhaustively researched and beautifully illustrated guide. It is a welcome tool for resource agencies, conservation commissions, biologists, and active ecological studies programs. Supplies are limited. Price: Free, US Shipping $5.00.
A Fishway for Your Stream
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Dams on streams in New England have drastically reduced anadromous fish habitat during the past 300 years. With locally organized efforts to install fishways around dams, tremendous areas of habitat can be restored. This booklet provides citizens and local officials in the northeastern United States with how-to directions to plan and construct fishways for anadromous fish. Supplies are limited. Price: Free, US Shipping $2.50.
Currents & Eddies -- CRWC's newsletter .
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Currents & Eddies is CRWC’s seasonal newsletter. It is published three times a year and mailed to members. In it you’ll find profiles, reports, and updates on current CRWC projects, and news and notes on issues breaking the horizon. Want to know what’s happening on fish restoration, hydro licenses, or recreational outings? You’ll find it in Current & Eddies. Become a member and we’ll mail it to your home.
River Currents -- CRWC's column on environmental issues
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River Currents, written by Vermont/New Hampshire River Steward David Deen, is a column covering everything from dragonflies and freshwater mussels, to fishing and current science and development issues on our rivers. It appears in newspapers throughout Valley. You can find the latest River Currents column here, as well as David's previous columns on many interesting topics.
CRWC's Annual Report
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The Annual Report is our formal year-end summary of finances, plus a round-up of our program work and overall accomplishments during the course of the fiscal year. This annual review is a good overall snapshot of our watershed work. In it you’ll also find profiles and interesting facts about the folks that staff the CRWC Board. Become a member and we’ll send you a copy at home.
The Cleanup Chronicle
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Our annual Source to Sea Cleanup is one of the Valley’s signature fall volunteer events. Organizations, businesses, and thousands of people donate time, resources and financial support to make this four-state effort a success. We take measure of the Cleanup’s progress each year—noting the number of volunteers, the tires collected, the tons of trash removed. Then we compile it in the Cleanup Chronicle, a detailed summary and event-snapshot of who came and what they collected.
WQ Monitoring Report
View WQM Annual Report for 2007 (PDF 0.5MB) and 2008 (PDF 0.5MB)
In 2007, CRWC began gathering much needed data on local rivers and streams through our Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. It is beginning to fill in the huge gaps in data for what is known about temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity and clarity in the waters we swim, fish, and paddle in. Testing is ongoing, and we produce an annual Water Quality Monitoring Report detailing methods, test sites, and results. You can view the findings here.
Image Credits at Right - Illustrations: Bill Singleton; Photos: ©McConnell/McNamara, ©Ethan Nedeau, ©Duane Raver, ©Jerry Monkman www.ecophotography.com, CRWC Staff