Northwest Conservation District

Torrington office:
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-626-7222


Welcome To The Northwest Conservation District 

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Current Events
NCD's 35th Annual Earth Day Plant Sale


NCD's 35th Annual Earth Day Plant Sale

Thanks for your support!

Happy gardening. See you next year.





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Still River Bioswale at Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Still River Bioswale at Northwestern Connecticut Community College


Tara Jo Holmberg, Professor of Environmental Science and Biology at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) has been partnering with the Northwest Conservation District (NWCD) and the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) to construct a bioswale on the NCCC Arts and Science building grounds in Winsted, CT. This bioswale will filter stormwater runoff from the parking lot, building roof, sidewalks and surrounding neighborhoods of the campus before it enters the Still River downstream of the college campus. Stormwater runoff can be the leading cause of river pollution if not properly managed. On June 14th, 20 volunteers from the college and community completed the bioswale project by planting 150 plants acquired from the NWCD Earth Day Plant Sale. The root systems of these native shrubs and trees further filter the surface water runoff before reaching the Still River.



Brookfield Still River Greenway Project


Environmental Science students from Danbury High School came to the Still River Greenway in Brookfield, CT for two days in May to work with the Northwest Conservation District Executive Director Sean Hayden on a wetland creation and vernal pool mitigation site. Students learned about site planning, soil science, plant identification, wetland function, water quality and habitat conservation, and they installed over 500 plants! The wetlands that were planted needed to be created or enhanced to offset the environmental impacts of the greenway construction.




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