WILD & SCENIC FARMINGTON RIVER
Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River!
This year is turning into a great year for the Farmington River. As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River - we have another victory - 1.1 miles in Canton were designated Wild & Scenic making the Upper Farmington River designated area a total of 15.1 miles. Learn more about Wild & Scenic here.
NEWS & EVENTS
FRCC Wild & Scenic Art Show
celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River Wild & Scenic designation
Thursday, October 24
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Squire's Tavern
The 14th Annual Farmington River Wild and Scenic Art Show will open on October 24, 2019, at the historic Squire's Tavern. Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! Join us at the Open House to celebrate with us, to learn more about Wild & Scenic designation, and to view art inspired by the river.
100 East River Road, at Peoples State Forest
from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The exhibit will display works by the local artists inspired by the river's outstanding Wild & Scenic characteristics: scenic beauty; free-flowing, clean water; wildlife; recreation; history; cultural; fish. Artists include Dan Bowler, Lucille Delaney, Holly Hall, Janet Iffland, Candace Lafleur, Pia Sjölin, Marlene Snecinski, and Kathy Wadsworth.
Experience the beauty of the river through stunning works of art, speak with members of the FRCC to learn more about the Wild & Scenic segment of the Farmington River, and enjoy a glass of wine and homemade refreshments. Music provided by our favorite local band Travelin' Trout. The event is free and open to all.
Calling Local Artists!
If you are inspired by the Farmington River and interested in showing your work at our Open House, please fill out the submittal form here.
October 24, 4:30 - 7 PM
100 East River Road
View the exhibit between October 24 - November 24
Sundays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM