WILD & SCENIC FARMINGTON RIVER

25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! 

This year is turning into a great year for the Farmington River. As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River - we have another victory - 1.1 miles in Canton were designated Wild & Scenic making the Upper Farmington River designated area a total of 15.1 miles. Learn more about Wild & Scenic here.

NEWS & EVENTS 

 

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"A Short History of the Farmington River: and the Quest for a National Wild & Scenic River designation"

 

Now available - get your copy today!

Please submit a request here.

 

 

 

 

 

Farmington River Quilt Exhibit

on display at the New Hartford Senior Center, November 4th - December 30th

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River!

As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River - we have another victory - 1.1 miles in Canton were designated Wild & Scenic this year, making the Upper Farmington River designated area a total of 15.1 miles. To celebrate these achievements for the Farmington River, the Farmington River Quilt will be on display at the New Hartford Senior Center from November 4th to December 30th.

New Hartford Senior Center is located on the 3rd floor of the
Town Hall
530 Main Street
New Hartford, CT 06057

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8AM–4PM, Friday 8AM-1PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

The quilt is a beautiful rendition of the Farmington River with 24 different artists' interpretation of sections along the Wild & Scenic segment of the river. The quilt has an immense impact as artwork and as an educational piece.

 

FRCC Wild & Scenic Art Show

celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River Wild & Scenic designation

Thursday, October 24 
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Squire's Tavern

The 14th Annual Farmington River Wild and Scenic Art Show will open on October 24, 2019, at the historic Squire's Tavern. Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! Join us at the Open House to celebrate with us, to learn more about Wild & Scenic designation, and to view art inspired by the river. 

100 East River Road, at Peoples State Forest
Pleasant Valley
from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The exhibit will display works by the local artists inspired by the river's outstanding Wild & Scenic characteristics: scenic beauty; free-flowing, clean water; wildlife; recreation; history; cultural; fish. 

Experience the beauty of the river through stunning works of art, speak with members of the FRCC to learn more about the Wild & Scenic segment of the Farmington River, and enjoy a glass of wine and homemade refreshments. Music provided by our favorite local band Travelin' Trout. The event is free and open to all.