Friday, October 21, 2016




Promoting the long-term protection and

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
Please visit our Farmington River Steward's website!

Learn more about the River Steward Program and the work performed this summer.


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


2016 Scholarship recipients Jacob Schaetzel from Canton and Pieter Visser from New Hartford  with FRCC's Chairman Roger Behrens.


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 and here

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.  Please email us at for more information. Click here for a booklet.

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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