Connecticut River Conservancy

March, 2021
Work or Volunteer for Rivers
CRC is hiring! We are looking for seasonal Field Managers, an Event Planning Assistant, and a Communications & Events Intern. Visit our website for details and application instructions. Apply or spread the word, thanks!


This spring we will continue our volunteer river herring monitoringsurveys in MA & CT. There will be a virtual River Herring Observation Training on Monday, March 29 at 5:30-6:30PM. Join us to learn more, including how to identify herring.
For this community science program, volunteers visit their local rivers in MA & CT and report back how many of these migratory fish they see. These data help state and federal partners track population health and support efforts to keep the river full of life!
A New River Recreation Tool
The new Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail app launched this week! It’s a great way to navigate the Connecticut River, particularly for multi-day trips. Are you ready for an adventure or want to get away from it all? This trip and this tool are for you!
You can get the app in CRC’s online store or search for Guthook Guides in your smartphone app store. The guide is a $9.99 in-app purchase from Guthook Guides. Proceeds support trail stewardship projects.


While you’re browsing CRC’s online store, check out the maps, books, hats, and other gear to help you explore rivers safely. REMEMBER the water is cold, even if the air is warm. Stay safe out there, friends!
Learn With Us
Join us at these upcoming virtual opportunities to learn about rivers! All events include time for you to ask questions. Register to get the links to join us. Can’t attend live? Register and you’ll get the recording.
March 31 at Noon
LiveStream: Tales from the Trail
Explore the CT River Paddlers Trail
This series of campsites and river access points spanning 400+ miles of the Connecticut River offers endless exploration, adventure, and a way to “get away from it all.” Join us to hear tales of this river journey from two paddlers who have made the trek. AND hear about a new app designed to help you navigate the river!
April 6 at 6:30PM
Hydropower Happy Hour: 
CRC River Steward, Kathy Urffer, joins conservation partners to discuss three dams getting new licenses in NH & VT. 2021 is a critical year for all of us to speak up for rivers in response to the application for new operating licenses at multiple dams on the Connecticut River.
April 14 at 9:30AM
Hydropower Coffee Hour: 
River Critters
April 28 at Noon
LiveStream: River Connections for Healthy Communities & Healthy Rivers
May 12 at 9:30AM
Hydropower Coffee Hour: 
River Recreation


See you on the river,



Andy Fisk
Executive Director



PS: Adventure East is a new outdoor adventure company in Western Mass developing hiking, biking, and paddling experiences for all ages and experience levels. They would love to have your input as they prepare to launch in June. They need 10 minutes of your time to complete their online survey. The information you share will only be used for their product development and will not be shared. To show their appreciation, if you provide them with your email, you will be eligible to win one of five Northampton, MA Gift Cards worth $50 each.


Take the survey by 3/31.