• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver

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2020 Green River Cleanup Info

THE GREEN RIVER CLEANUP IS HAPPENING NOW – ALL of SEPTEMBER 2020! This year the Green River Cleanup will extend all month long and there are several options for you to participate! Masks and physical distancing will be in practice. As always, the Deerfield River Watershed Association is partnering with the Connecticut River Conservancy on thisContinue Reading

Colrain Acid Spill Update

This story is via Connecticut River Conservancy  In the fall of 2019, the Barnhardt Manufacturing plant in Colrain, MA leaked sulfuric acid into the North River. The spill killed fish and other aquatic wildlife like frogs and crayfish. Currently, MassDEP has not released any public information about enforcement. However, through publicly available documents, Connecticut RiverContinue Reading

The Pervasiveness of Plastics

The Pervasiveness of Plastics

by Terry Atkinson   Floating down the Deerfield River we are amazed at the number of plastic, single-use water bottles “lost” by boaters and floaters along the way. And, the problem is not just disposable water bottles. An alarming statistic from the organizers of the Green River Cleanup is that 60 to 70% of whatContinue Reading

6-26-19 E. coli Monitoring Results

2019 Spring DRWA Newsletter

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