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“Q RiverWATCH” Program

Citizens can help by reporting any suspicious behavior, odors, off-color water, dumping of garbage, chemicals or other items into streams, ponds or wetlands, and illegal digging or dredging.  
Other types of violtations can include illegal discharges to the river or tributaries, illegal dumping, unpermitted diversions (withdrawals of water), threats to groundwater resources, non-point sources pollution (unregulated discharges which run into sewers, drainpipes, etc.)  and problems with erosion control from ongoing development. 
Citizens should leave their name and phone number unless desiring an anonymous tip. All tips will be logged and the appropriate local,  state or federal agencies contacted, including the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as municipal wetlands, environmental enforcement and planning officials.
To report suspected environmental violations should contact QRWA Member Steve Theriault at 860-302-8099  
Draft of Tech Memo #2 prepared by Fuss and O'Neill for the Quinnipiac Watershed Base Plan click here for link to draft. FINAL Stakeholder meeting scheduled for November 6th, 2013 at 3:30 at the QRWA headquarters

QRWA featured in May 2013 issue of New Haven Magazine.

River clean up 2012 Record Journal  along 5 mile course from Southington to Meriden.

Mike Roberts on a bit of Q River history and canoe race over the past 30 years, click here 

The real story why QRWA does not remove  Downed Trees from the river.

Watershed Related Articles

Presentation at Y's Men  
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Presentation by David James and Ginny Chirsky. PowerPoint of watershed challenges, environmental education and restoration of Dossin Beach Bathhouse
Removal of Dams on Q River 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Removal of Dams from Cheshire, Southington and Meriden. Improvement for fish, ecosystem and recreation.
Water Plant Upgrade Approved 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Article appeared in Record Journal

Print Media

Ben Franklin Field Trip 
Monday, April 24, 2017
The first in a series of 2017 student field trips to the QRWA. Both elementary and high school students will experience hands on environmental education programs made possible by a grant from 3M and QRWA/member volunteers.
QRWA Receives Grant from 3M 
Monday, March 21, 2016
Few Turtles Found in Recent Weekend Search 
Thursday, October 7, 2004

Success Stories & Advocacy Statements

Honeypotbrook Recovers in Cheshire Park 
Sunday, August 29, 1999
QRWA Warns of Impacts on Water and Wetlands by AES Power Plant 
Friday, April 2, 1999
Community Lake Press Release 
Monday, August 3, 1998