Smart Growth for Vernon, CT
Results of Tankerhoosen River study released Feb. 26

By Journal Inquirer Staff
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:08 PM EST

VERNON — Officials will release the results of a four-year study of the Tankerhoosen River during a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Tolland Agricultural Center on Route 30 across from Northeast School.

The talk, “Managing Threats to the Tankerhoosen River: A Plan for Protecting Its Water Quality and Ecological Health,” will be given by Erik Mas of the engineering firm, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Over four years, some $123,000 was spent on the study — $72,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and $51,000 from six local organizations, including the Friends of the Hockanum River Linear Park Inc., town of Vernon, Belding Wildlife Trust, North Central Conservation District, Hockanum River Watershed Association, and Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Inc.

The Tankerhoosen River watershed has been cited for its high water quality and healthy ecosystem. For details about the presentation, contact Ann Letendre, 875-4623.

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