State of the Watershed Meeting

 On September 23, 2011, the Niantic River Watershed Committee hosted a State of the Watershed meeting for local, state and federal stakeholders and partners.

The meeting was held in Nett Hall at Camp Niantic in East Lyme, overlooking the beautiful Niantic River. Approximately 50 stakeholders were in attendance, including municipal partners, Ledge Light Health District, University of Connecticut, Connecticut College, Ct Department of Health, Ct Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the US Geological Survey.  East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica welcomed participants to  Camp Niantic and East Lyme.  The meeting was moderated by Watershed Coordinator Judy Rondeau. Click here for the meeting agenda.

Speakers included  MaryBeth Hart of CT DEEP, Chris Tomichek of Kleinschmidt Associates, Scott Gravatt of the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD), and Eric Thomas of CT DEEP. Several watershed partners, including the East Lyme Conservation Commission, the USGS, the Town of East Lyme, the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and Nature’s Fingerprint, prepared poster and/or short visual presentations for attendees to view.

First Selectmen Paul Formica and Dan Steward of East Lyme and Waterford

 Presentions included:



 This meeting was made possible in part by funding from CT DEEP through a US EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 grant.



Niantic River Watershed partners periodically present programs on research occurring in the Niantic River Watershed.

Browse this area for information on recent partner research and research done in the watershed by others.

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The Niantic River Watershed Website is funded in part by the CT DEEP through a US EPA Nonpoint Source grant under §319 of the Clean Water Act.