Going with the Flow

We’re all adjusting to our “new normal” these days. Whether you’ve got kids at home or are looking for distractions for yourself, here are some resources that will help you go with the flow!

Rest assured that work for your rivers will continue. You can count on us to remain the watchdogs that your rivers continually need. Our headquarters in Greenfield, MA is closed. All of our staff are working remotely from home, but our staff are still here for you! Don’t hesitate to be in touch.

This page will be periodically updated with new resources as they become available during these trying times.

Get Outside

Maps & Guides – Check out CRC’s resources to help you get out on the water and home again safely.

Recreate Responsibly guidelines – The Recreate Responsibly Coalition is a newly formed coalition of nonprofits, outdoor businesses, and land managers developing and sharing best practices to protect each other and our natural landscapes.

Tips for Navigating Social Distancing + Boating – National Safe Boating Council

Recommendations for Getting Outside During Covid-19 – Leave No Trace

Social Distance while paddling – Paddling.com

Frequently Asked Questions – American Hiking Society

Guidelines for boating and other water activities – State of MA

NH Fishing Seasons – State of NH

Year-Round Trout Fishing – State of VT

Freshwater Fishing Info – State of MA

Early Fishing Season, Distancing, FAQs – State of CT

Educational – For Kids of All Ages!

CRC’s LiveStream – an online series of discussions with CRC staff members and partners. New presentations occur every other Wednesday from Noon-1pm, beginning 5/13/2020. Or you can watch recordings of past episodes.

Learn About Marine Debris – free activities, videos, and more!

What is a watershed? This is one that many of us struggle with. These fun videos can help!

Holyoke, MA 2018

Tips for how to conserve water at home, since we’re all spending lots of time at home.

More than 10 games & activities to learn about water, water conservation and have fun!

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems, CRC member & popular children’s book author.

River of Words: Place-based education, creative projects, lesson plans, and more!


Check out CRC’s volunteer opportunities. Group events are canceled but solo volunteering is still on!

Help professional researchers! This people-powered research is made possible by volunteers.

Watch – River Films

2020 DC Environmental Film Festival – enjoy great films for FREE.

Live-Streaming Wildlife Webcam Roundup – by Mass Audubon

In 1959, CRC founders took a journey down the Connecticut River to raise awareness of river pollution problems. This 25-minute film recaps the journey.

In 2017, we recreated that journey. This time we celebrated all the progress made for the health of our rivers AND the important work left to do. This 22-minute film recaps the journey.