HooRWA is a citizens’ group that looks after the river. We are dedicated to the habitat 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.
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.