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Conserving the Nature of America

A man stands fishing along a river
The town of Harwinton secured recreational access along the Naugatuck River using the first round of settlement funds.

Officials propose projects for Connecticut's second round of Housatonic River settlement funds

State and federal environmental authorities propose using about $2 million from the 1999 Housatonic River settlement to fund seven projects that will increase fish habitat, restore marshes and analyze possible stream restoration projects. The public is invited to learn more about the proposal on February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall. Funding comes from a 1999 settlement with General Electric to restore, rehabilitate or acquire the equivalent of the natural resources and recreational uses of the Housatonic River that were injured by the release of PCBs from the GE facility in Pittsfield, Mass. The original restoration plan, released in July 2009, awarded about $7 million to 27 projects for aquatic natural resources, riparian and floodplain natural resources, and recreational use of natural resources.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Fact Sheet
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Published on: Monday, February 11,2013

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