Photo by: Aaron Logan
Photo by: Laura Gooch


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for our Annual Auction Gala!

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Your copy of the new Housatonic Riverside Trails brochure is ready.

It features riverside and greenway trails along the Housatonic River in the Bekshires to Kent, Conn. Copies are available free of charge in town halls, libraries, businesses and at many other locations in the Berkshires and Kent, Connecticut.  It is also available HERE or call 413-394-9796 or 860-672-6678.

Your copy of the new Heart of the Housatonic River brochure is ready.

It features recreational and cultural resources along the Housatonic River. Copies are available free of charge in town halls,libraries, businesses and at many other locations from New Milford to Stratford and Milford, Connecticut. It is also available HERE or call 860-672-6678.

Thank you, Housatonic Valley Heroes!

Donors ... Volunteers!

Thanks to everyone who made our
2016 Source to Sound a fantastic success!

Our event leaders, organizers, volunteers and partners did an amazing job of leading our adventure as were our expert lead paddlers -- David Sinish and Schuy Thomson and our own Dennis Regan and Joe Ruggiero. Despite beaver dams, cold weather, low flows, rain, flu and pneumonia, they paddled fearlessly on with humor and great strength leading all the paddlers who joined along the way.

Paddle trip photos on Tumblr

Slide Show of Trip

Video by Voices/

Protecting Your Land and Water

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities by protecting and restoring the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.

Learn how you can donate your vehicle and help the environment! 


slide show
of the
Housatonic River
by Lazlo Gyorsok

Watershed Map

Please scroll down to the bottom of any page on the website to see how to get in touch with one of our three regional offices, or click Contact Us.

Day 9, Saturday, April 30: Lake Zoar Lake Housatonic 

EDUCATIONAL EVENT on the Naugatuck River. Dave Faber and NVOC to champion. (pass $ through to them). 

LUNCH at Kettletown State Park. 

Evening Meal/Potluck at New Haven Rowing Club (Rick Dyer) 

Upcoming Events:

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Featured Video:

Embrace the Housatonic: WNPR interview of paddlers

Featured Video:

HVA's 75th anniversary : Frank Delaney delights with "River Words"

Featured Video:

Our View: We dedicate this film to all who delight in and wish to preserve this spectacular place we call home—the Housatonic River watershed. Without you, this wouldn’t exist. So, Thank you!

Housatonic River Watershed. Click on "Housatonic Watershed" in first paragraph or on "Watershed Map" at bottom left to access enlarged map

Featured Video:

Preserving Connecticut: A video by Chris Armentano that shows the efforts of people and organizations, such as the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, to protect the environment of the Nutmeg State.