Connecticut River Basin

The reactivation of the Connecticut River Basin Inter-League study/action committee happened last year. The western Massachusetts Leagues did a Connecticut River study in 1965-66, a study that produced an excellent statement of League positions. Those positions include support for: protection of regional natural resources; water quality suitable for swimming, water sports and fishing; appropriate land use controls; development of recreational facilities where suitable.

The committee's first action last fall was to meet with the Connecticut River Conservancy at their  office in Greenfield to discuss potential 2019 state legislation affecting the Connecticut River.

We then made contact with the LWVA environmental steering committee and learned this winter of state League support for the two most important pieces of legislation affecting the Connecticut River that had Conservancy support.

Elizabeth Davis