Northwest Conservation District

Torrington office:
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-626-7222


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NCD 2015 Annual Meeting Conservation Award Winners


 The Northwest Conservation District Annual Meeting

NCD Conservation Award Winners 

October 27, 2015 Annual Meeting at South Farms, Morris


NCD recognized these three extraordinary environmental champions. From left to right: 

NCD Lifetime Conservation Award - Kathy Johnson, USDA - NRCS (retired)

NCD Conservation Award for Stormwater Design - Dennis McMorrow, Berkshire Engineering

NCD Conservation Volunteer Award - Connie Trolle, Bantam Lake Protective Association

The event, held at South Farms in Morris on Oct 27, 2015, began with a short walk to Harvest Moon Timber Frame building on East Street to tour the state‚Äôs first Subsurface Horizontal Flow Gravel Wetland.  

The system, similar to one pioneered at the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, uses swales, a forebay, piping and layers of gravel, crushed stone, washed pea gravel and wetlands soils and plants to filter out any pollutants from the one-acre of impervious surface at the business.  The constructed wetland protects the nearby East Morris Brook, a feeder into the Waterbury Reservoir System.



Torrington Porous Paver System Parking Lot Interpretive Sign

Torrington's LID Parking Lot Gets A New Interpretive Sign 

NCD recieved grant funding to design, manufacture and install an interpretive sign that explains how the porous paver system functions like a giant storwmater filter at the City of Torrington's first low impact development (LID) municipal parking lot.

This parking lot was previously the site of a small, vacant dirt lot that regularly shed sediment-laden stormwater into the Naugatuck. Reinforced, porous paving blocks over a specially prepared base now filter and clean stormwater before it flows through the ground toward the river, thus helping to improve water quality.



The newly installed interpretive sign at the Torirington LID Parking Lot at the intersection of State Route 4 and Main Street.  (photo by NCD) 





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