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The Farmington River Watershed Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Farmington River Watershed through research, education, and advocacy. Laura Hart is the Conservation Director of the FRWA.
Laura will explain the research work that FRWA does in the Farmington River Watershed, highlighting the Canton area, including water quality monitoring of bacteria, temperature, salt, and macroinvertebrates. She will explain the connection between water and land and the number one water quality issue facing the Farmington River – stormwater pollution. She’ll explain ways individuals can make a positive impact on water quality while also helping the local wildlife. Rain gardens as a green infrastructure solution and other at home projects and actions will be discussed. Join us in learning about being River Smart. Please email Beth Van Ness at email@example.com to register to receive the Zoom link for the program. You can also call the library to register by phone but you must have an email for the zoom link.
Laura earned an M.S. degree in Sustainability Science from Lund University, Sweden, and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Cornell University. Laura runs the water quality program, from the headwaters in Massachusetts to the confluence with the CT River in Windsor. Our ambient monitoring informs our efforts to identify, protect and preserve high quality waters, and focuses our work to reduce stormwater and improve water quality in the more degraded waters, thus Laura collaborates with various agencies and community groups on green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.