THE WATERSHED

The West River and its tributaries flow through Prospect, Bethany, Woodbridge, Hamden, Orange, New Haven and West Haven before entering New Haven Harbor and eventually the Long Island Sound. The watershed drains approximately 35 square miles and is roughly 25 miles in length from source to Sound. 75,000 people live within this watershed.

The West River is a resource. It is under threat. 
 
 

There's a river in our community. It belongs to all of us.

Explore our watershed 

GET INVOLVED

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Second Wednesdays, 9:15-11:00

Neighborhood Housing Services

333 Sherman Ave, New Haven, CT​

EMAIL LIST

To join, email westriverwatershedcoalition@gmail.com

FACEBOOK GROUP

facebook.com/groups/westrivercoalition

WALKS & EVENTS

For upcoming West River Walks, service days, and other events, visit our Facebook page or join our email list! The Coalition and its members sponsor dozens of events each year. 

Take back the river. Join our coalition. Explore your watershed.

THE COALITION

OUR VISION

A restored, safe, accessible and clean West River that connects people and places from source to Sound.

OUR MISSION

To connect the West River to its adjacent parks, towns and neighborhoods, add recreational opportunities, and improve the watershed’s ecological, physical and economic health.

People, organizations, and towns are working together to improve the West River, its watershed, and its tributaries.
 
 

© 2016 by the West River Watershed Coalition

westriverwatershedcoalition@gmail.com, (203) 500-7777

facebook.com/groups/westrivercoalition
 

Web site created by Common Ground's West River Stewards, with support from an EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant. This project has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The contents of this site do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned on this site.

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Coalition members & West River Stewards remove garbage on Wintergreen Brook. Credit: Common Ground.