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.

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

Don't miss the fun at our annual auction for the environment!

The big day is Sunday, November 23.

More info about this year's festivities and photos of last year's event here!

See a sampling of our fabulous auction items here!

Click here to register for the auction.

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

Cornwall, Kent, New Milford, New Preston, Great Barrington,
Washington Depot, and Sheffield in Massachusetts.

... Thanks to our auction sponsors ...



  • 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.


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.