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State of the Rivers @ Whitneyville Cultural Commons
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

State of the Rivers

Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

State of the Rivers Conference:

An update of projects on the lower Quinnipiac, Mill and West Rivers in South Central CT

Featuring: bald eagles of the Quinnipiac Marsh, trail-building, water pollution and the State Water Plan

Free admission/includes continental breakfast & networking lunch

Organizer: River Advocates Of South Central CT

Organizer of State of the Rivers

River Advocates conducts public education, advocacy, policy development, events, and recreation to promote and protect the watersheds of the lower Quinnipiac, Mill and West Rivers of South Central Connecticut. We thank the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Quinnipiac Fund, for their support of this conference.

CFPA Trails Day Event Registration Open
Mar 5 all-day
CFPA Trails Day Event Registration Open

Registration for Trails Day (June 1 or 2, 2019) Events Is Now Open!

Lead a Trails Day event this year. It’s a great feeling to take neighbors and friends on your favorite hike, PADDLE or bike ride. We’ll post your event with a description on CFPA’s interactive site and help you with promotional ideas. For registration guidelines, click HERE.

There were 11 paddle events in 2018.


  • Booklet Event Summary – Limited to 200 characters. Just the facts! Text will appear in CFPA’s Trails Day booklet only. Must be submitted before 3/15/18.
  • Full Event Description – Unlimited text but be concise. Content will appear in CFPA’s Trails Day online posting only. Must be submitted before 5/15/18.

To register an event, click HERE.

Easy 2019 Leader Registration
Were you a 2018 leader? Don’t miss an email that was sent on January 1st from info@ CFPA. It will allow you to reactivate your 2018 leader account.

2018 Photo Gallery

Click HERE to see our gallery of photos from Trails Day 2018. See how many ways there are to lead an event! Join in the fun this June.

WATER: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both? Conference @ Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central CT State University
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Conference Presented by
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and
The Central Connecticut State University
Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Sat. March 9, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Constitution Room
Memorial Hall, CCSU
New Britain, CT

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served

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Agenda in progress. Available soon at

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To examine and clarify the relevant law and policy underpinning the state’s management of water supply; and to examine the role of the public trust doctrine and statute in relation to water-supply law.

To focus on the water issues presently being debated in Connecticut, including:

  • guiding principles of water allocation;
  • role of the public trust in water;
  • water company mergers and takeovers;
  • exclusive service areas, rights and privileges;
  • prudent, fair water pricing for all, including large-volume users, such as bottling companies, and poverty-level customers;
  • water supply in water-stressed watersheds;
  • grandfathered rights to take water.


Elizabeth Barton, Esq., Partner, Day Pitney, LLP
Charles Button, CCSU Professor of Geography
Don DeFronzo, Endowed Chair, Political Science and Practical Politics, CCSU
Richard Judd, Professor and President Emeritus, CCSU
Kristina DeVivo, Treasurer, Student Government Association, CCSU
Steven Kliger, Executive Director, Center for Public Policy & Social Research, CCSU
Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
David Radka, Engineer, Milone & MacBroom
Roger Reynolds, Esq., Counsel, CT Fund for the Environment/ Save the Sound
Christina Robinson, CCSU Associate Professor of Economics
Paul Zagorsky, Esq., Partner, Zagorsky, Zagorsky & Galske

Registration URL:

Poster by Kristina DeVivo

Long Island Sound Research Conference @ Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
Mar 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

2019 Long Island Sound Conference

March 15, 2019
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
25 E. Broadway
Port Jefferson, 11777
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March 1, 2019 11:59 PM
2019 CT Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference @ Three Rivers Community College
Apr 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date!

2019 CT Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference


Meghan Lally

Monitoring Group
Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Office: 860.424.3061 |Lab: 860.424.3028

April 14 Bluegrass Sunday at Woodbury Brewing Company to Benefit Rivers Alliance @ pin Woodbury Brewing Company
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Sweetcake Mountain is back hosting Bluegrass Sundays at Woodbury Brewing Company. Each of our 2019 events will be co-hosted by a local environmental group. At our April 2019 event, we welcome Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. Come listen to some great, live, acoustic bluegrass and meet and socialize with members of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut between sets. The band will donate $100 to Rivers Alliance of Connecticut to support their vital work. No cover. Enjoy food, drink and fellowship in the best hometown venue in Connecticut.”

Thames River Basin Partnership Spring Meeting
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

TRBP meeting

April 16, 2019, 9:30am – 11:00am

To be determined

Save the date for the spring Thames River Basin Partnership meeting. Special presentation and meeting location to be determined in the near future.



Pomfret Center , CT 06259United States
860-928-4948 ext: 605

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bioFASHIONtech Summit @ Avon Theatre Film Center
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to the inaugural bioFASHIONtech Summit at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT, on Monday, June 24.

The Summit convenes industry makers and thought leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, investors and retailers in an exchange of ideas, insights, and projections on the fast emerging sector of ecological fashion.

We are honored to have CT Representative Anne Hughes (District 135) and CT Senator Will Haskell (District 26) open the day.  Both legislators swept into office on a midterm tide of activism and accountability.

bioFASHIONtech is the inaugural annual summit for ecological fashion natives — the new generation of designers making planetary well-being not just a goal of our design (i.e., “do less harm”) but the defining impulse of our creative work and framework for its production.

The summit brings together makers and thought leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, investors and retailers working at the forefront of emerging technologies for experimental textiles, new systems of community-based manufacturing, and business model innovation.

Within one year, Gen Z will outstrip millennials as the most populous generation, comprising 32% of the population. Combined, we are market force. Our values count.

Millennials and Gen Z are rightfully branded as mission-driven and impact-oriented. “Good fashion” is not good enough for an industry declared by the 2018 UN Economic Commission for Europe as an environmental emergency.

Our quest for products and processes that heal and restore ecological balance goes beyond mere sustainability. We are inspired, and compelled, by the pragmatic recognition that our lives depend on it.

Participants (in formation):

Angela Kaczmarczyk Abitua, PhD, Co-Founder, Boston Open Science Lab, Somerville, MA

Anne Biklé, biologist, co-author, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Michael Flanagan, PhD, Executive Director, Genspace, Brooklyn, NY

CT Senator Will Haskell (Distr. 26)

CT Representative Anne Hughes (Distr. 135)

Melissa Marra-Alvarez, curator of education and research at The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

David R. Montgomery, PhD, geomorphologist, author, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

Jacob Olmedo, ecological fashion designer; Parsons, BFA ’17; MFA ’20

Gal Yakobovitch, fashion biomaker; Parsons BFA ‘18

Catering by Purslane, Brooklyn, NY

Your ticket gains you entry to the event, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, all day coffee + tea, and hors d’oeuvres + open bar (21+) during the networking hour.