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June 6, 2022

Kick off Rivers Month with us on Wednesday!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

´╗┐Online from noon to 1 p.m. 




Rivers & Watercourses: The Importance of Riparian Zones


A continuation of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the CT Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act and its relation to implementation of the CT State Water Plan. Protecting riparian zones is important to maintaining the health and water quality of our rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and other water bodies and is essential for source water protection. This session will focus the functions and value of riparian zones in protecting water quality and discuss buffers and upland review areas in relation to the IWWA.


Moderated by: Denise SavageauChair, CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation and member of the State Water Plan Outreach and Education subgroup 


Panelists: Alicea CharamutExecutive Director, Rivers Alliance, and co-chair of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group, Sean Hayden, Executive Director, Lake Waramaug and member of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group, and Charles VidichSenior Project Manager, Western Connecticut Council of Governments 

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