C4R has launched our 2018 member/supporter drive. Our goal is to welcome 100+ members! See the charter member perks!
Seeking better river access? Want clean healthy rivers? Join C4R.
C4R has been busy improving river access and monitoring the health of our 4Rivers. Now we need people to step up and help us to continue to move forward and do even more good work. Be a part of Caring 4Rivers – C4R…
Use the Link below, then go to our membership page, thank you.
April 21, Saturday, lower Chicopee Blue Trail clean up & paddle, 9 AM Ludlow Elks – Chapin St.THANKS TO ALL, GREAT JOB DONE!
May 6, Sunday, Indian Orchard access clean up Water St, IO/Springfield, Thanks
May 5 – Come see C4R @ Three Rivers TRACK artisan fair… 10 AM- 3 PM.
At each of these events C4R shared on a draft trail map and sought input on refinements. We discussed plans for implementing the trail infrastructure and continue to seek volunteers to helps us make all this happen. Please review draft maps and send in input ASAP, see our Blue Trail page for drafts. Send in feedback ASAP!
C4R is gearing up for our 2018 Monitoring season, sampling for bacteria along our Blue Trails. If you are interested in being a sampler, can collect early Thursday mornings, let us know.
The C4R team reported on our 2017 efforts which included our bacteria sampling, storm water study, Blue Trail work, DCR Grant, outreach, and laid out a vision to grow membership, an expanded trail network, and education.
Andy Fisk from the CRC, Connecticut River Conservancy, shared where C4R contributes and can add to citizen science to care 4 our rivers. C4R can help with nutrient studies, mussel restoration, and more!
Kristen Sykes from AMC talked about how paddling trails are a great way for people to know a river, particularly the CT River Paddlers trail.
2017 was another step forward for C4R, join us as we continue forward.
Great News: DCR has awarded C4R a grant to advance and complete work on our first 2 Blue Trails and begin scoping out our next 2!
The grant will help C4R complete both the upper Quaboag Blue Trail through the Brookfields into Warren and the Chicopee River Blue Trail in Wilbraham/Ludlow/Springfield by summer of 2018. Work includes location signage, kiosks, and completing the map guides. These are great places for paddlers to explore!
C4R will also begin layout work for blue trails on the Ware and Swift Rivers.
C4R will also be offering a presentation at the Mass Trails Conference on November 4 about Blue Trails.
Locally, C4R will hold its 4th annual SUMMIT on November 12th in Palmer to share our recent accomplishments and our vision for going into 2018 and beyond, save the date, come join us.