The Housatonic Valley Association is receiving a grant of $59,085 to restore aquatic ecosystems and boost climate change resiliency in those watersheds.
The funds come through a new program under the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration that aims to expand local and regional planning capacities.
This award will support a network of organizations, agencies, and communities working for healthy aquatic systems in the Hoosic, Housatonic, and Farmington River watersheds. The partnership will build local and regional capacity for planning and implementing restoration projects that restore degraded aquatic ecosystems and increase climate change resiliency, such as habitat connectivity projects and stream corridor restoration projects. This year’s funds will be used to assess and prioritize critical ecological restoration opportunities, such as road-stream crossing replacements, and to support partners contributing to planning efforts.