Environmental Stewardship Alive and Well Along the Quinnipiac

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, with a crew of concerned citizens, are steadfast stewards of our community's precious resource.

Semi-annual cleanups support the QRWA's long-term goal: to see the Quinnipiac River more capable of supporting recreation and measured consumption. Photo: Ian Christmann

Funding Aids Preservation, Recreational and Education Programs

For nearly 40 years, the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association's (QRWA) semi-annual cleanups have helped remove the flood of rubbish assailing the Quinnipiac River and its tributaries. This year, the event spanned five locations in five towns — Meriden, New Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford and Plainville. More than 100 volunteers pulled, picked and dragged more than 3,000 pounds of garbage out of bushes, banks, trails and beaches­ — from candy wrappers and soda cans to old tires, radiators and couches.

Thankfully the QRWA and a revolving army of concerned citizens are steadfast stewards of our community's precious resource. Learn more.