HooRWA is a citizens’ group that looks after the river. We are dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research and advocacy. We envision a watershed that is ecologically sound and adds to the quality of life of its residents.
NOTICE!! Sections of the Hoosic River, particularly below the Buskirk Bridge, are at very low flows and a situation at the Johnsonville Dam has resulted in the dam flash boards not being replaced so river bank silt is exposed and difficult to wade/walk through to get to shore. Please respect private property along the shore line and avoid river trips from Buskirk to Johnsonville for the summer months.
HooRWA’s next event is the Tour de Pownal recreational bike ride on Saturday, September 28 beginning at the intersection of Route 346 and Lincoln Street in Pownal, Vermont. Visit the events link for more information.
Call for Volunteers! – HooRWA is partnering with the Pownal Recreation Task Force to finish a hiking trail in North Pownal. Volunteers are asked to meet down off of Dean Road to the lane leading to the Treatment Plant in North Pownal at 2 pm on Sunday, September 22nd. Please bring a grass trimmer that can get through thick grass. Also bring adequate safety gear and insect repellant.
Coming Soon!! Rivers and Reverence – A community photograph exhibit at the Clark Art Institute. The exhibit will run from October 6 through November 3rd.
The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Resources has released a YouTube video on a dam removal project in Pittsfield Massachusetts. You can find a link on our Advocacy Section under Remediation or click below. HooRWA believes this project represents a good example of the typical ecological values of dam removal for unused (power generating) aging dams. Here is the link
HooRWA has published “Dispatches from the Beyond Place: Tales of the Hoosic River,” A copy can be found here on our website under the About Us tab and then under History.