Niantic River Watershed Board of Directors

One of the key recommendations of the Niantic River Watershed Protection Plan is to support an establishment of a sustainable watershed board. To that end, the four municipal chief elected officials signed a Watershed Compact in March 2011, affirming their commitment to the protection  of water quality in the Niantic River.  With the support and assistance of the four participating municipalities, representatives from each town were appointed and the Niantic River Watershed Board of Directors convened on October 26, 2011. The Board consists of representatives from East Lyme, Montville, Salem and Waterford, including the East Lyme Harbor Management Commission and the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission.

Our mission is:

 To restore and preserve the Niantic River Watershed through inter-municipal cooperation and the sound development of land use practices that mitigate pollution of the watershed, and that support all uses including shellfishing, fishing, swimming, boating, habitat, and drinking water supplies.

The responsibilities of the Watershed Board of Directors includes planning, directing and evaluating the activities of the NRWC work groups as they implement the recommendations of the watershed management plan.  The Board of Directors maintains a Plan of Work, which identifies implementation goals, and proposes activities which can be undertaken to meet those goals.  Click here to review the 2015-2016 NRWC Plan of Work.

The Board of Directors meets at 6 PM on the first Thursday of each month at the East Lyme Town Hall, located at 108 Pennsylvania Avenue in Niantic.  The 2018  meeting dates are listed below. Agendas and minutes can be obtained from the Town of East Lyme website at Niantic River Watershed Committee.

January 4, 2018
February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018
June 7, 2018
July 5, 2018
August 2, 2018
September 6, 2018
October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
December 6, 2018

Our meeting are open to the public, and we encourage you to join us if you would like to learn more about our projects and activities within the watershed. If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member of our partnership, please contact Judy Rondeau, at 860-774-9600, extension 13, or at