In 1952, when the Connecticut River Conservancy’s founders met in the historic Weldon Hotel in Greenfield, MA, their goal was to create an organization that would confront the river’s immense water pollution problems and embody what was then an innovative concept: watershed planning.
Today, CRC’s work depends on people like you who are willing to step up, contributing their time and financial resources to protect the Connecticut River and its 11,000 square mile watershed. We hope that membership in CRC provides you the satisfaction of helping improve our great river system. With your help, we can meet the goals CRC founders established and ensure the Connecticut River is a place of beauty and pride for many generations.
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