Photo by: Aaron Logan
Photo by: Laura Gooch

 Protecting Your Land and Water

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities by protecting and restoring the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.

Annual auction for the environment!

Sunday, November 23, Silent Auction and reception 1 p.m.  Live auction, new start time 2:30 p.m.

Washington Primary School
11 School Street, Washington Depot, Conn.

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Shop Main Street

Come to the auction to see what the shops, restaurants and artisans of your Main Street have donated to support HVA's annual auction fundraiser.

The towns are:
Cornwall, Kent, Falls Village, Salisbury/Lakeville, Sharon, New Preston, Washington Depot, Woodbury, New Milford, Sheffield in Massachusetts, and Millerton in New York.


Thanks to Emily Buchanan for
use of original artwork.


... Thanks to our auction sponsors ...

Check out our Valley Greenway Guide
and see info about the guide.


  • Who We Are tells you about the people, the story, and the dedicated organizations behind HVA.

  • What We Do describes our many functions and activities.

  • The Library is where to find our publications, photos, videos, and our financial and legal documents.

Please scroll down to the bottom of any page on the website to see how to get in touch with one of our three regional offices, or click Contact Us.


Upcoming Events:

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Housatonic River Watershed. Click on "Housatonic Watershed" in first paragraph or on "Watershed Map" at bottom left to access enlarged map.

Featured Video:

Preserving Connecticut: A video by Chris Armentano that shows the efforts of people and organizations, such as the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, to protect the environment of the Nutmeg State.