Vermont experienced catastrophic flooding in July 2023. Given that these floods are expected to become more frequent and severe with climate change, effective response and recovery measures are becoming increasingly important. Sediment deposition was an overlooked impact of the floods, despite the fact that many areas in Vermont were left covered in feet of mud after flood waters receded.
Recently completed restoration project on Beaver Brook in Vermont will improve water quality, restore native Brook trout habitat, and bolster flood resiliency.
Connecticut River Conservancy began a cyanobacteria monitoring program in the summer of 2022, and has continued this work throughout the 2023 field season. While cyanobacteria does not yet pose a serious threat to the Connecticut River watershed, there have been cases of cyanobacteria blooms which have the potential to become a bigger challenge in the future as climate extremes increase and agricultural nutrients affect water quality.
Connecticut River Conservancy's end-of-year livestream recording, which offers 2023 programs highlights from staff and an introduction from CRC's new Executive Director.
Connecticut River Conservancy is happy to announce that Board of Trustees member Kari Kastango will soon be the first person to complete a swim of the entire length of the 410-mile Connecticut River.
It was an incredible turnout of volunteers, families, businesses, and diverse communities who came together to clean up our rivers!
Dam removal and new bridge construction in Wilmington, VT, to restore water quality, reconnect native Brook trout habitat, & improve flood resiliency in Beaver Brook.
Full recording available. This press conference was intended to educate the public about testing and remediation of invasive aquatic species in the Connecticut River, focusing on hydrilla, an invasive species.
How the Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act Decision May Impact the Connecticut River & Surrounding Habitats
Summary of the decision, potential impact to wetlands, and how CRC will be moving forward to protect clean water.
These five permits all fall into the top 15 largest discharge permits in the MA portion of the watershed.