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enjoyment of the upper 

Farmington Wild & Scenic River  

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In August 1994, Congress added 14 miles of the Farmington River's west branch to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This exciting milestone in the river's history recognizes the Farmington's beauty and character and ensures that it will be enjoyed by generations to come. And there's so much to enjoy! Every year, thousands of people canoe, kayak and fish the waters of the Farmington and visit the state parks, forests and historic mills that dot the river's edge.
The river is also important habitat for wildlife, with otters raising families along its banks and bald eagles soaring above the water in search of a meal for their nestlings. In fact, the Farmington River Valley is currently the only place in Connecticut with nesting bald eagles. And soon, the Atlantic salmon may return to the river after an absence of decades. All these factors - recreational value, rare wildlife, outstanding fisheries, and a rich history - make the Farmington River a natural for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The Farmington River is a Partnership W&S River - which means that local, state, and federal governments as well as other stakeholders in the river community are partners in river management and stewardship.  This is a model that other eastern rivers have followed as they have put together management plans.
News and Announcements
Job Posting: FRCC River Steward

FRCC is pleased to announce the search for a part-time River Steward for the W&S West Branch this summer. The ideal candidate will have experience in environmental education, education and outreach, volunteer coordination, paddling, good social networking skills, and a love for the river!

Click here for the job description and qualifications - deadline for applications is May 5th!

2013 Updated Upper Farmington River Management Plan Now Available

 Announcing the arrival of the 2013 updated version of the Upper Farmington River Management Plan!  Please click here to go to that page - or just open the Upper Farmington River Management Plan tab above.  Hard copies are available at our office at Squire's tavern.


Littering and Vandalism Close River Access Point


To get the full story behind the closing of this access point, Click Here.

To view our water trail map with access points, Click Here.


Please Tell Your Friends -- No Glass, No Trash

“Please tell your friends – no glass, no trash” outreach campaign begins on Upper Farmington River

Click Here to read the full press release explaining the new campaign to fight littering in and along the Farmington River.

FRCC Scholarships

Deb Cloud, Nicole Cloud's mom (left); Roger Behrens, Barkhamsted Rep and scholarship coordinator for the FRCC (center); Bianca Beland (right)


Congratulations to Nicole Cloud and Bianca Beland, the 2013 recipients of the FRCC scholarships!

New Information on Didymo in the Farmington

 Please take a look at new information provided by CT DEEP regarding the invasive Didymo Algae found in the Upper Farmington River.  Click here

Invasive Plant Pest Alert!

A new season of invasives management is almost here.  This spring FRCC will be out working on controlling these plant species that are invading the habitat areas of the upper Farmington River.  If you would like to participate in any way - host a "Tupper Weed" party in your yard, join a work day or help distribute information - let us know!

Call us at 860-379-0282 or email at

Looking forward to hearing from you...

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Wild and Scenic Water Trail Map

 The Upper Farmington River Wild and Scenic Water Trail map is here! You can now print out your own copy of this great Water Trail map that shows access points along the 14-mile Wild and Scenic stretch of the Upper Farmington.

Click here for the Outside of the Map


Click here for the Inside of the Map

The Junior River Rangers Program is Here!

FRCC is now hosting a Junior River Ranger's program like the Junior Ranger programs found in many National Parks!  If you would like to get a booklet and become a Junior River Ranger please let us know. There is a lot to learn and much fun in the process. Get a badge and become a Farmington River steward. Please email us at info at for more information.

FRCC's Resident's Guide to Invasive Plants

Please click here to take a look FRCC's brochure to help you identify non-native invasive plants on your property on or near the Farmington  River.  Information includes where to look for further help. 



Water Quality Results

Check out the latest water quality results for the Farmington River!

Lower Farmington River

Find out the latest on the Lower Farmington River and the effort to get Wild and Scenic status!


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