Town celebrates Your River Day

Mathias Flowers, 8, of Torrington, enjoyed one of many family activities at Your River Day held at People’s State Forest on Sunday, June 22. Photo by Ryan Callinan

BARKHAMSTED — Late in the summer of 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-313, which was an act of Congress that designated 14 miles of the Upper Farmington River as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System.

This legislation was enacted in order to protect the outstanding natural resources, as well as the scenic and recreational values of the Farmington River.

On Sunday, June 22, the Farmington River Coordinating Committee (FRCC) held an event at People’s State Forest in Barkhamsted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the designation.

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