Housatonic River Basin Natural Resources Restoration Plan
A draft amendment to the Housatonic River Basin Natural Resources Restoration Plan, proposing to fund seven additional projects in the Aquatic Restoration category, has been released.
The original Plan, adopted in 2009, provided $7 million to 27 projects now underway, across three restoration categories:
- aquatic natural resources,
- riparian and floodplain natural resources,
- and recreational use of natural resources.
Since the actual cost of the aquatic natural resource projects was substantially less than the riparian and recreational use projects, the Trustee SubCouncil reserved a portion of the settlement to fund future projects in this category, through amendments to the plan. Remaining settlement funds have grown to more than $2 million in an interest-bearing fund.
A public meeting regarding the Amendment was held on February 19, 2013 and written comments were accepted through March 25, 2013.
For additional information, contact Robin Adamcewicz
, CT DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough, CT 06447.
Content last updated April 1, 2013