The Scantic River Watershed encompasses around 90,000 acres in the towns of Hampden, MA, Stafford, Somers, Enfield, Ellington, East Windsor
and South Windsor CT, where it drains into the Connecticut River. The river rises in the hills of Stafford CT, fed by tributary streams, several
which are classified as AA, or suitable for drinking. Overall the Scantic spans some 38 miles in length, twisting and turning on its path to the
Connecticut River through some of the finest agricultural lands in the country.
The Scantic River Watershed Association (SRWA) is a 501c (3) all-volunteer non-profit environmental organization and advocacy group originally
formed in 1972. The watershed immerses itself in all matters of the river:
- Water quality testing and pollution control
- Riverbank protection and river cleanup
- Greenway and Blueway development
- Fishery and wildlife concerns
- Annual Spring Splash canoe/kayak race
Day to day matters is supervised by a Board of Directors who meets monthly. We are seeking enthusiastic, concerned people to join us in our oversight
of the Scantic Watershed. If you too, would like to “Speak for the River”, please join us. Click on the membership link for more information.