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Housatonic comes closer to Wild and Scenic status

CORNWALL — Last year Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave his approval to a plan to nominate the Housatonic River as a federally protected “wild and scenic” river.  Now, the Housatonic River Commission’s (HRC) grassroots push for this designation will go on to the next, and final, rung in the ladder: the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Jaime Fosburgh, the National Park Service’s rivers programs manager for the northeast U.S., met with the commission on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to discuss the nomination’s status.

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