FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenfield, MA – The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) is pleased to announce two easy ways to support the Connecticut River basin this Earth Day. A three-show concert series this weekend in Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut will benefit CRWC’s annual Source to Sea River Cleanup. Individuals can also join the final days of fundraising for three river restoration projects on the Clean Water Future crowd-funding website.

Well-known musicians Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group will play three shows throughout the Connecticut River valley April 25-27 to benefit CRWC’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup. Robin and Linda’s blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country music is known from NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and many other shows.

You can see Robin and Linda Williams perform live on Friday, April 25, 7:30pm at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls, MA; Saturday, April 26, 7:30pm at the Pentangle Town Hall Theater in Woodstock, VT; or Sunday, April 27, 3pm at The Kate in Old Saybrook, CT. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at www.ctriver.org/concert or by calling 800-838-3006 in NH, VT or MA or 877-503-1286 in CT. Memorial Hall tickets can also be purchased at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, MA, Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, MA. Limited VIP tickets are available, which include refreshments with the artists before the show and premium seats.

Your modest donation, together with hundreds of others, can fund critical river projects along the Connecticut River. The three projects seeking crowd-funding on the Clean Water Future website are located in Woodstock (VT), Stratford (NH) and numerous locations throughout the greater Upper Valley. The projects will remove invasive plants, restore stream bank trees & shrubs, stabilize a recreation trail and improve habitat for wild, native Brook trout. The investment period for these projects is only open until April 27.

To learn more about the projects or to contribute to their success, visit www.CleanWaterFuture.org. Donate to projects of your choosing at any giving level that suits you. The website has helped raised more than $55,000 for 17 projects throughout the Connecticut River basin since 2012.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council works to protect the watershed from source to sea. As stewards of this heritage, we celebrate our four-state treasure and collaborate, educate, organize, restore and intervene to preserve its health for generations to come. Our work informs our vision of economic and ecological abundance. To learn more about CRWC, or to make a contribution to help protect the Connecticut River, visit www.ctriver.org or call 413-772-2020 x201.

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CONTACT:

Photos available on request – contact Angela Mrozinski, CRWC Outreach & Events Director.

Angela Mrozinski, CRWC Outreach & Events Director, amrozinski@ctriver.org, 413-772-2020 ext.204

Ron Rhodes, CRWC North Country River Steward, rrhodes@ctriver.org, 802-457-6114