Cover photo credit: John Knox

The Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission continues to work to promote clean water and resiliency in the Ott auquechee Watershed. The powerful Ottauquechee River originates in the headwaters of the Green Mountains and continues east as it gushes through the steep hills and valleys until it ultimately joins the Connecticut River. Due to its topography, the Ottauquechee River Watershed, which incorporates the Towns of Bridgewater, Woodstock, Hartford, Hartland, Pomfret, Plymouth, and Barnard, experienced major damage from flooding and erosion during Tropical Storm Irene and other severe weather events.

TRORC is currently working to increase the visibility and accessibility of the Ottauquechee River and to promote clean water through its educational outreach initiative. This initiative, which features a partnership with the Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (ONRCD) and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, provides outreach to riparian landowners, has led to the development of watershed curriculum with teachers and elementary students, and has led to the River Flume Table’s presence at events throughout the watershed.

If you’re interested in taking action to protect clean water, please contact Sue Greenall at onrcd1@gmail.com