March 2021 marks the anniversary for four Partnership Wild and Scenic River designations: the Taunton River in 2009, and the Lower Farmington River & Salmon Brook; the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers; and the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed in 2019.
The Taunton River: Celebrating 12 Years of Designation


The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TWRA) has been taking water quality samples for more than 28 years!


All forty miles of the Taunton River were designated twelve years ago.

A Conversation with Chairs of the Newest PWSRs
The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Designation Story is one of dedication and perseverance, with 10 years between the study & designation.

The Wild and Scenic Farmington River & Salmon Brook have some of the best water quality in the State of Connecticut.

2021 marks the 29th season that dedicated volunteers have monitored water quality and reported conditions at over 44 sites throughout the Nashua River watershed.


Learn from their
designation story about the outstanding resources along these rivers.


The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed: Designated in 2019

The Wood-Pawcatuck designation is watershed-wide.


WPWSC joins stakeholders in supporting water quality testing in the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed.
Check out the other installments of PWSR News #6
August 2020 marked the anniversary month for the Farmington River.

October 2020 marked the anniversary month for three Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers: Great Egg Harbor, White Clay Creek, and Wekiva Rivers.

November 2020 marked the anniversary month for three Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers: Lamprey, Lower Delaware and Westfield Rivers.

December 2020 marked the anniversary month for three Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers: Maurice River, Musconetcong River, and Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers.








Check out the third edition of River Currents. Miss an edition? Here are the 2020 and the 2019 editions as well.

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In our next issue...
April's issue will be highlighting the designation of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers in Massachusetts.

Our last issue of the sixth edition will come out in May and we will be highlighting the Eightmile Wild and Scenic River and the York Study River!

Let us know what we can improve in our next installments! What would you like to see in the PWSR News? Send any suggestions or comments to Cassidy Quistorff: cassidyleeq[at]gmail[dot]com


Newsletter written and edited by Cassidy Quistorff, Shana Stewart Deeds, Corita Waters and the wonderful staff and volunteers from all four river systems - Thank You!