As you may know, we are in the midst of a once in a life-time opportunity to affect how the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon dams affect the Connecticut River through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing process.  The dams only go through this process every 30-50 years so this is our chance! The overall relicensing process takes about 5 years and there are many issues to consider.  Connecticut River Conservancy is the main advocacy organization participating in all aspects of the relicensing process. We are informing the public about the process and providing as many additional opportunities to participate as we can in an effort to make sure that the river is accessible and continues to become more and more healthy in the years to come. 

In regard to recreational access, we are distributing the survey below and will be conducting public meetings in the dam project areas to identify needed recreational infrastructure enhancements and access points. Please help us by taking this survey and distributing it to friends and neighbors who play in and along the river. It should take about 15 minutes. Information we collect now is important in helping to inform coming decisions!

In addition to the survey, please plan to join us at one of the following public meetings to share what you know about the river!

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Bellows Falls Waypoint Welcome Center (17 Depot St, Bellows Falls, VT)

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Windsor Welcome Center (3 Railroad Ave, Windsor, VT)

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Hinsdale Town Hall (11 Main St, Hinsdale, NH)

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Kilton Public Library (80 Main St, West Lebanon, NH)

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* 1. How do you normally interact with the river?

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* 2. Ideally, how do you like to experience the river?