Northwest Conservation District

Torrington office:
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-626-7222
Fax: 860-626-8833

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Welcome to the Northwest Conservation District

Your Source for Environmental Information and Assistance

  • We serve 34 communities in Northwest Connecticut
  • NCD works to conserve local natural resources by delivering a wide variety of technical services and educational programs.
  • We focus on watershed and open space protection, low impact development techniques, sustainable resource and energy use and promote ecosystem planning.
  • We offer a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based mapping solutions to assist you in your project planning and decision making. 
Current Events
Connecticut Envirothon Competition


 The CT Envirothon field competition will take place at Connecticut College, Avery Point Campus on May 21, 2015.

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Torrington Low Impact Development Parking Lot

Torrington Cuts Ribbon on LID Parking Lot 

Mayor Elinor Carbone cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating the City of Torrington's first low impact development (LID) municipal parking lot. The City designed and permitted the lot, which is located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 4 along the banks of the East Branch of the Naugatuck River. The Northwest Conservation District (NCD) was able to aquire funding for construction and landscaping through a U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant.  NCD coordinated with the City to finalize plans and build the lot.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut provided funds for the creation of a rain garden which will filter roof runoff from a commercial building adjacent to the parking lot. It 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 will now filter and clean stormwater before it flows through the ground toward the river, thus helping to improve water quality.


(l-r): Mayor Carbone, Susan Peterson (DEEP), Sean Hayden (NCD) and Martin Connor (City Planner)
chat in the new LID parking lot after ribbon-cutting ceremony.  (photo by NCD) 





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