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Wonx Spring Road Development in Southington
This development in Southington poses a significant risk to polluting the Quinnipiac River. The Connecticut environmental review team performed an unbiased third-party review and agrees. The Southington wetlands commission recently approved the development. The Southington Citizens For Common Sense Land Use are appealing the decision. Click here to read more in an article posted in the Hartford Courant. If you have any questions or need any more information, please feel free to call Frank Punzo at 860-302-1208 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quinnipiac Watershed Base Plan Updates (QWBP)
As part of the ongoing efforts to improve water quality in the Quinnipiac River watershed, we want to make sure you are kept appraised of various activities going on and continued opportunities for participation in these watershed activities.
You may download a copy of the final draft for the QWBP by clicking here Comments on the final draft are due by December 20th and may be sent to email@example.com For a copy of the Tech Memo #2 prepared by Fuss and O'Neill please click here
A copy of the presentation made by Fuss and O'Neill at the November 6th Final Stakeholder meeting is available by clicking here
The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association along with invited partners in your cities and towns are currently updating the Quinnipiac Watershed Action Plan. The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA), working with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will revise the 2004 Quinnipiac Watershed Action Plan and transform the plan into a CTDEEP and EPA-approved watershed based plan. The revised plan will incorporate recent water quality data and the bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Quinnipiac River, facilitate capacity building and re-engage the watershed municipalities, and prioritize water bodies and implementation projects to reduce non-point source (NPS) pollutant loads in the watershed and improve water quality in the Quinnipiac River. The revised plan will also help ensure that available EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant funding can be used for qualifying implementation projects.
This project is funded in part by the CTDEEP through an EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant, with additional outreach support from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven through the Quinnipiac River Fund. Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. was retained to lead the development of the watershed based plan, working with a Project Steering Committee (QRWA, CTDEEP, and EPA) and a Watershed Stakeholders Group consisting of representatives from the watershed municipalities, government organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and others who live and work within the watershed. City and Town staff and volunteers are currently working with the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association to revise the plan and the latest updated information on your watershed and future actions is available. For the latest updated information click here
Also, if you are not already aware, the CT Fund for the Environment (CFE) has recently been working in your watershed on projects to reduce runoff and improve water quality, more information (http://reducerunoff.org/). Funding for this project is provided by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) through the Quinnipiac River Groundwater Natural Resources Damages Fund.
If you have any questions on this process to improve water quality in your watershed, please contact Chris Malik, DEEP at 860-424-3347 or the QRWA office at 203-237-2237. We welcome your participation in this project directly or through your current city and towns representatives at upcoming meetings.
- Click here for a real time USGS water level gage of the river in Wallingford, Connecticut.
- Click here for a water level gage of the river in Southington, Connecticut.
- You may download the final draft of the Quinnipiac Watershed Base Plan by clicking here
- Goals and Objectives for Base Plan- click here
- Membership Annual Meeting - Monday, December 9th, 2013 to be held at QRWA Headquarters. Social Hour 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting. Steve Gephard, Supervising Fisheries Biologist,State of Connecticut- DEEP/Inland Fisheries Division will be summarizing the progress made toward restoring diadromous (migratory) fishes to the Quinnipiac River watershed, including the first year of operation of the Haakonsen Fishway at Wallace Dam in Wallingford, the plan to remove two dams in Meriden and Southington, and a possible hydroelectric project proposed for the Hanover Dam in Meriden.
Join the QRWA Group on Face book. If you are having any difficulties contact Anna Neumon or Becky Martorelli to walk you through the steps
Wildlife Photos taken by QRWA Members are on sale and on display at QRWA Headquarters. Photos may be seen on Sat. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Check out the photo display and pricing by visiting the tab under "Photos". Photos maybe used to make mouse pads, greeting cards or framed. Please call Kathy at 203-237-2237 to make your selection.
- Our Butterfly & Bee Habitat Caretaker, Becky Martorelli would like to share an article about the importance of native bees to our environment. Click here for article.
Other QRWA News and Updates
- RBV Program to continue with Maloney High School Students mid October.
- Paddle Committee scheduled for Q University Paddle programs in the Fall - check schedule under "program" on upper tool bar
- 3M CRC Grant Awarded to QRWA - 2013 High School Watershed Education Grant underway
- Aquatic Science Paddle with Beat the Street Youths was a huge success - thank you City of Meriden for making this program possible
QRWA Receives Grant from ACA and LL Bean - The American Canoe Association and L.L. Bean awards QRWA with a $1,000 Club-Fostered Stewardship Grant. The grant will be used for maintenance of our canoeable trails.
QRWA Chosen Special Beneficiary Recipient of Game Dinner for 2014 - Quinnipiac River Watershed Association has been chosen by the patrons of the Game Dinner to be the Special Beneficiary Recipient of Game Dinner 2014. Thank You to Hunterís Ambulance, the Youth Explorers and the Game Dinner Committee.
Watershed News and Updates
- The FINAL Stakeholder meeting for the Quinnipiac Watershed Based Plan will be held on November 6th, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the QRWA Headquarters, 540 Oregon Road, Meriden, CT
- Public Meeting for QWBP will be held on December from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the QRWA Headquarters, 540 Oregon Road, Meriden, CT
Please click here for the 1st Power Point presentation last fall. The link will direct you to the Fuss & OíNeill file transfer site, where you can open or save the file by clicking on the download button. Updates to the plan, documentation and information will be posted to our web site as it becomes available. If you, or anyone you know is interested in serving on the stakeholder committee or can provide technical or financial support be please complete the QRWBP Stakeholder Questionnaire and mail it to QRWA, at P O Box 2825, Meriden CT 06450 or send it via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org For more detailed information on this project please refer to the left panel of this page.