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Aerial view of a bridge over the Connecticut River with green mountains.

We protect, restore, and advocate for the Connecticut River

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Connecticut River Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the Connecticut River watershed in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We collaborate with regional partners to restore and advocate for your rivers, and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of the river and its tributary streams. Join us to support healthier rivers today!

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Vernon Dam on the Connecticut River in VT/NH by Al Braden

Highlight on Hydropower

The public comment period for hydropower relicensing of 5 facilities on the Connecticut River is currently OPEN through May 22nd. This is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to speak up for your rivers and influence licenses that will last for up to 50 years! Learn more about what's at stake and get involved by submitting your comments today.


Tons of trash removed from rivers


Old dams & culverts removed


Trees planted in the watershed


Sites annually tested for bacteria

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We envision a future where people and wildlife can enjoy

a clean, free-flowing Connecticut River.

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Volunteer Opportunity:

Water chestnut is a harmful aquatic, invasive species, which is known to take over stretches of water. When left unchecked, water chestnut has the potential to decimate ecosystems and eliminate recreational opportunities.

Join us in MA and CT for weekly pulls in your local ponds, coves and rivers!

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