The Mattabesset River Watershed is a valuable natural resource that spreads across fifteen Connecticut towns and drains into the Connecticut River.


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    • Coginchaug River Clean Up On Oct. 4th, members of the MRWA along with community volunteers worked in cold water under cloudy skies to remove 615 pounds of trash from the river behind Palmer Field in Middletown. Approximately 20 tires, two shopping carts and two bicycles were some of the objects of interest.

    • Rivers Week, highlights and photographs from this year's annual celebration of the Mattabesset River Watershed are posted. Thank you for coming out and enjoying the watershed!

    • Mattabesset River Watershed Management Plan outlines steps to improve water quality and increase recreational opportunities in the watershed. For more information, please call the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District at 860-346-3282.

    • The Mattabesset River - A Study of Water Quality and Stream Health is also available from the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District at 860-346-3282.


      Remember to renew your membership!   Your donation will go towards projects in the Mattabesset River Watershed. Join or renew today, so we can continue to protect and enjoy the river and its tributaries.


      Mattabesset River Canoe Guideby MRWA (2000).
      Discover the inner beauty of the Mattabesset River by canoe.  This excellent guide illustrates various access points and discusses natural and man-made features one can expect to see while traveling the watercourse. It is the ultimate source for recreation information on the Mattabesset river!

      The Berlin Land Trust is a non-profit organization that often helps protect riparian habitats in the Mattabesset River Watershed through their preservation and education efforts.

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