Photo by: Aaron Logan
Photo by: Laura Gooch

We lost a dear friend February 22

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Frank Delaney. We will miss Frank's passion and humor, his deep love for the River Valley and our work, his gracious and generous friendship, his wonderful River Words shared at our public celebrations. How fortunate we are to count Frank as an ambassador and friend. We hold Diane and their family in our hearts with sorrow and love.

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See video in column on the right.


Special thanks to our members and volunteers



To protect the natural character and environmental health of the entire Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.

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Here's another way to save the river valley! You can turn this ...


Into this ...  By donating your old vehicle to HVA.

You are a driving force behind HVA's environmental work! Now you have a great opportunity to support our mission and recycle your vehicle. We accept almost anything that is in one piece and towable from any location -- cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, trailers, boats, planes, ATVs, even farm equipment. Your donation will be picked up and is tax deductible.

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Beautiful video of the Housatonic River by Lazlo Gyorski


Featured Video:

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

Housatonic River Watershed. Click on the green highliglhted "Housatonic Watershed" or on "Watershed Map" on this page to access enlarged map

Featured Video:

Embrace the Housatonic: WNPR interview of paddlers

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!

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.