Connecticut River Watershed Council

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An annual two -day cleanup of trash along the length of the Connecticut River is underway.  The sponsors of the event, the Connecticut River Watershed Council are using this year’s cleanup to promote policies and legislation to keep waste from ending up in local waterways.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s executive director Andy Fisk.

Boaters and swimmers can take comfort in knowing the Connecticut River is cleaner than it has been in years.  The Connecticut River Watershed Council monitors river contamination using volunteers who take samples at designated locations on the river.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s executive director Andrew Fisk.

Thousands of volunteers will fan out in the Connecticut River watershed in four states on Friday and Saturday to pick up trash and remove debris.   This is the 17th annual “ Source to Sea Cleanup”  organized by the Connecticut River Watershed Council.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s executive director Andrew Fisk.

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Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts plan to take steps to improve access to the city’s riverfront. The city recently settled a complaint that was filed almost 18 months ago with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board , the agency that oversees access for the disabled to public places.

Over 1800 people will fan out across hundreds of miles this Saturday to clean up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries.  It is the 16th annual “ Source to Sea Cleanup” organized by the Connecticut River Watershed  Council.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s Outreach and Events Director, Angela Mrozinski.

Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council has issued a report that says the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is thermally polluting the Connecticut River.  The group wants the state Agency of Natural Resources to expedite a new discharge permit to lower discharged water temperatures.