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Northwest Conservation District

Torrington office:
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790

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

ncd@conservect.org

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
Our Annual Meeting in October

 

 

 The Northwest Conservation District invites you to our upcoming Annual Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:00 –8:00 PM 

WHERE: Candlewood Lake Club, 919 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield

Call or email us today to reserve your seat (tel. 860-626-7222, email us: seanhayden@conservect.org).

COST: $25 per person (includes appetizers and drink).

 

 

Come join us for a relaxing evening overlooking stunning Candlewood Lake!

In addition to learning about what NCD is working on throughout the Northwest Corner, we will be honoring some wonderful people doing great environmental conservation work. 

 

NCD Conservation Educator Award Winner - Phyllis Schaer - Candlewood Lake Authority

NCD Conservation Farmer Award Winner - Fort Hill Farm - New Milford

NCD Town Conservation Award Winner - Katherine Daniel - Town of Brookfield

NCD Conservation Award Winner - Beth Cavagna - Town of Bethel   

 

Our feature speaker is George Knoecklein, a Consulting Limnologist that has been studying lakes in CT for 30 years.  George has been an invaluable friend to NCD, and his understanding of what can effect lake water has helped us to better assist our member towns with their environmental goals.  Come listen to a talk that will help you understand Limnology (the science of lakes) and the potential effects of climate change on CT lake water quality.   

  

 

 
Torrington Cuts Ribbon on Parking Lot

Torrington Cuts Ribbon on LID Parking Lot 

Mayor Elinor Carbone cut the ribbon at a recent 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)
confer in the new LID parking lot after ribbon-cutting ceremony.  (photo by NCD) 

 


 

 

 

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