The Scantic River Watershed Association in conjunction with the Enfield Conservation Commission will be participating in the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s annual Source to Sea Clean Up in Enfield on Saturday September 24th. This will be the 17th year Enfield has participated in this area wide event. Please join us in adding to our 113 tons of trash we have removed over the last 16 years from Enfield’s watershed. Volunteers are to meet at the Donald Barnes boat launch on South River Street at 9:00 AM for registration for this fun and meaningful Source to Sea Cleanup. Bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Long sleeves and pants are recommended. At noon we will serve pizza and sodas for the volunteers. We are looking for additional motor boats to help ferry volunteers and trash up and down the Connecticut River.
Volunteers will be cleaning up along the Connecticut River, Freshwater Brook, Freshwater Pond, and the Scantic River. If you know of an area that needs cleaning or would like further information, please send us an email at
, or contact Karen LaPlante at 860-803-3438 or Betty Slanetz at 860-212-8000. All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Connecticut River Watershed Council has been a non-profit advocate for the 11,000 square-mile watershed of the Connecticut River since 1952. Come join us!
In conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph, the SRWA and the AHRC have begun water quality testing in the towns of Somers, Enfield, and East Windsor. You can determin the
safety of the water for swimming or boating by visiting the Is It Clean?
Choose the relevant town from the drop down list and determine the site's rating by the color presented. Blue means that the area is safe for swimming, yellow means boating only, and red signifies that the
bacteria levels are too high to safely do either. One of the key bacteria being tested for is e. Coli, which can help determine the presence of other pathogens in the water.