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.
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 MaryAnn Nusom Haverstock, 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.
If You Catch a Tagged Fish, contact Pete Picone at 860 919-7236 to Claim Your Prize!
Race Results for 2013 Downriver Classic - If you are a Members of the QRWA Face Book Group click here for photos, and RJ Coverage of our 33rd Downriver Classic. Not a member of the QRWA Group Face book? It's easy, just go to our page and sign up, we would love to have you join! A big thank you to all the QRWA members and board who volunteered to make this event a great day...and of course, our loyal race participants.
National Trails Day - June 1st- Celebrate with Meriden Linear Trail Partners click here for event details
Save the Date - Friday, June 21st - Our 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration - for Members Only
QRWA Receives Grant from ACA and LL Bean
The American Canoe Association and L.L. Bean has been awarded 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 Base Plan Participation by QRWA
On November 29th we had our first Quinnipiac Watershed Based Plan Stakeholder Meeting at the QRWA Headquarters.
Please click here for the Power Point slides of the presentation. 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 P O Box 2825, Meriden CT 06450 or send it via electronic mail to email@example.com For more detailed information on this project please refer to the left panel of this page.