Connecticut River

DONATE TODAY to help restore the Connecticut River


Traveling through Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and supplying water and essential services to 2.3 million people in its vast watershed, the Connecticut River is vital to people and nature.

The Connecticut River once ran freely, connecting the wetlands and marshes that lined its shores and providing habitat for important plants and animals.

Now, the river and its nearly 20,000 miles of tributaries comprise one of the most obstructed river systems in the nation. Centuries of dam building and years of intense human use along the river’s banks have altered the river so much that it is unable to flow freely and naturally, and therefore is unable to provide habitat to important species, some of which—like the dwarf wedge mussel, Puritan tiger beetle and Jesups’ milk-vetch—are found nowhere else on Earth.

But you can help create a picture of the Connecticut River that reflects its original health and beauty.

For more information about The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River program or to support our work in your state, please contact us.


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