Members & Partners

Watershed Members

The Niantic River Watershed Committee is a collaborative organization. Committee members include the towns of East Lyme, Montville, Salem and Waterford, as well as  East Lyme Harbor Management/Shellfish Commission, the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission and CT DEEP.  The member organizations provide representatives to the Board of Directors and support  the Watershed Committee goals and activities.  To learn more about NRWC members, click on each to connect to their homepages.


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Watershed Partners


Save the River – Save the Hills,Inc.

Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grassroots environmental organization based on the Niantic River Estuary in Waterford & East Lyme, Connecticut. Our organization is dedicated to preserving the health of the Niantic River Estuary, its Watershed and the natural beauty of the Oswegatchie Hills by:
• Operating a pumpout boat on the Niantic River;
• Advocating for the preservation of the Oswegatchie Hills;
• Advocating sewers for East Lyme waterfront neighborhoods;
• Encouraging the towns of Waterford and East Lyme to fulfill their obligations under the Federal Phase II Storm Water Regulations;
•  Creating and sponsoring an annual Niantic River Appreciation Day with the Kayak Regatta;        •  Water Quality Testing the waters of the River.

PO Box 505 • Waterford, CT 06385 • Tel: (860) 442-8349


Friends of Oz Hills

Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve

Friends of The Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve is a non-profit volunteer organization, funded by public contributions, whose mission is to manage and improve The Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve.    The Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme, Connecticut, overlooks the Niantic River to the east, and was officially opened in 2007. The 457-acre Preserve was created through a public/private partnership. The ultimate goal is to expand The Preserve to 700 acres, through additional acquisitions. Management of The Preserve is performed via a partnership agreement with The Town of East Lyme.  The Friends’ mission is  “To acquire the undeveloped land within the Oswegatchie Hills and to maintain a public nature preserve for future generations to enjoy.”