Greenfield, MA— Spring is right around the corner and before you know it, folks will be heading to our rivers to cool off from the summer sun. The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) invites you to join them at these upcoming programs designed to help you learn more about our local rivers and wildlife, get you out to enjoy our rivers, and get involved to protect our rivers. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change. Get all the latest details and see even more programs at ctriver.org/events. Contact CRC with any questions at 413-772-2020.
March 16 – Eagle Cruise on the RiverQuest
4 – 6:15 PM, Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT
Cruise the Connecticut River in search of eagles and other wildlife while learning more about the work CRC does for our rivers. $30pp. Tickets required: bit.ly/CRC-Eagle-Cruise Make a weekend of it! Check out Old Lyme Inn, The Griswold Inn, Saybrook Point Inn, or The Riverwind Inn.
March 20 – Fish, Fish & More Fish
6-7:30 PM, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
Learn more about fish of the Connecticut River and their migration with Liz Austin, CRC Trustee and Robert E. Barrett Fishway Guide. Registration encouraged: bit.ly/CRC-Fish-Talk
March 22 – World Water Day
Join CRC and people around the world in highlighting the importance of clean, safe water for all. CRC will broadcast LIVE on Facebook at 9:30am to kick things off and will post fun facts to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all day long. Look for an extra fun video at lunchtime (12:30pm) with special guests!
April 6 – Free Our River of Plastic: Mill River Cleanup
9-11 AM, Northampton, MA
Respond to challenges raised in the Smith College Museum of Art exhibit “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials” by cleaning up the Mill River. Cleanup locations TBA upon registration. Register by 3/23: bit.ly/MillRiverCleanup
April 9 – ‘Source to Sea Jump-In Journey’ Film Screening
7-9 PM, Parlor Room, Northampton, MA
Follow CRC Executive Director Andy Fisk and his wife Karen as they paddle, sail, water ski, and splash mob their way across four states to celebrate progress made for our rivers and highlight important work still to be done. Enjoy the film and a panel discussion afterward. In partnership with Focus Locus, a project of Northampton Community Television. Registration encouraged: bit.ly/CRC-Film
April 25 – Reducing Our Plastic Footprint: Experiences from the European Union
1:30PM, CT Dept. Energy & Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT
7PM, Stoddard Hall, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
What lessons can we learn from the recent European Union plastic ban? How can we implement similar efforts in the U.S.? Presentation by Giuliana Torta, E.U. Delegate to the U.S. In partnership with the Smith College Museum of Art “Plastic Entanglements” exhibit and CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. Register for CT presentation: bit.ly/CT-EU-Talk Register for MA presentation: bit.ly/MA-EU-Talk Can’t make it? Register for the webinar: bit.ly/CT-EU-Webinar
Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. They collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. CRC brings people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.
To learn more about CRC, or to join the effort and help protect our rivers, visit ctriver.org.
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