INCOMPLETE LISTING: an ever flowing stream of local environmental +   ideas, adventures, myths, art, dreams, and events cast upon the Park River

Connecticut Herpetology – A Photographic Atlas for the Identification of Connecticut’s Amphibians and Reptiles developed by Dennis P. Quinn


Save Our Water CT
A citizen action group that formed in opposition to the MDC (Metropolitan District Commission) plan to sell large quantities of water from the Farmington River watershed to Niagara Water Bottling Company of California. This group is actively raising awareness about the privatization of public water supplies by hosting educational programs and protests.


Hartford River Dreams
“NO ONE WANTS TO BE THE RIVER”  – a short microfilm (less than a minute)
will be shown along with two other short films on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at The Carriage House Theatre, 360 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. Admission is $10.

A summary of the project, by Susan Dunne, Oct 23, 2013:  The Hartford Courant

Sonia Plumb Dance Company
Water Wars” –  for a beautifully aware performance

Sonia Plumb Dance Company performed “Water Wars”  Sep 21-22, 2012 at  The Carol Autorino Center at University of St. Joseph – A panel discussion regarding state and local water quality issues followed the dance performance on Saturday evening.


“Songs Along the Way: Music, Songs and Images from Migratory Bird Species of the Park River Watershed” – A Micro-Exhibit
Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Songs Along the Way is the second installation in the “micro-gallery” at the CHS, created by students in the New Media Collaborative at the University of Hartford, under the direction of Ken Steen, Professor of Composition and Theory at the Hartt School of Music. This “crowd-sourced” sound and image installation features music and sound composed from birdsongs and other sounds and noises collected from the Park River Watershed along with video, photographic images, migration maps, and text. The opening reception will feature live “bird music” in a variety of genres performed at 5:30 by students from the Hartt School of Music. Works by Robert Carl, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Joe Zawinul are planned.

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the evolution of the Sonia Plumb Dance Company “Water Wars” project.

recommended:   ‘Our Fragile Earth’   Connecticut Forum May 5th

past events: spring 2011 arts and humanities events listing

Seymour watching the North Park flow by