Connecticut River Celebration Coming Up

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is inviting the community to its annual River Celebration, to be held at Riverfront Recapture’s Boathouse in Hartford, CT, on Saturday, June 17. The event is a celebration of CRC’s 65th anniversary and an opportunity to get out on the Connecticut River for a day of adventure, community building and fun.

Tickets are $20, children 12 and under free. Space is limited.

Pre-register online by June 9 or by calling Jennifer Bowman at (413) 772-2020 x 211.

The event includes a choice of morning excursions: a cruise on the Hartford Belle, a guided river walk, dragon boating, as well as several DIY adventures in Riverside Park. Following the morning of river fun, River Celebration participants will enjoy a catered lunch by River House Catering, live music by the 3-piece acoustic string band Squash Blossom, and presentations celebrating CRC’s 65th anniversary.

Director of the Northeast Climate Center and UMass Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Richard Palmer will be the featured speaker, with a presentation on “The Connecticut River and Climate Change.” Margaret Miner, Director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, will be the recipient of CRC’s Bud Foster Award, given annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding devotion, service and accomplishment.

The event draws attendees from across the four watershed states (NH, VT, MA & CT). All who love our rivers, near and far, are invited to attend this community event and encouraged to bring family and friends as well.

Riverfront Recapture is on the banks of the Connecticut River and features numerous walking trails, paddling options, and a boathouse that will host the event for the afternoon.