Northwest Conservation District
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790
Welcome To The Northwest Conservation District
Your honesty broker for environmental conservation information
Thank you for participating in our
Northwest Conservation District's 34th Annual Earthday Plant Sale.
It was a great success! See you next year.
Click Here to Donate Tuesday, May 3-7 a.m. till Wednesday, May 4-7 p.m.
Help us reach our goal of
to initiate the Northwest Conservation District's
Center for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development (CECSD)
The first of its kind in northwestern CT, it will provide the unique opportunity to bring together organizations and individuals working on environmental sustainability & conservation, land preservation, and wise land use planning under one roof. Also, it will be a model and a resource for our communities on how we can build “green” in terms of energy, materials, and protective of the landscape and natural resources. The quality of life we enjoy in northwest Connecticut is why many of us choose to live here. Funds raised will assist us with our efforts to create a center that contains resources and demonstrates how all of us can live on the landscape in a more mindful and sustainable way. Look for our Speakers Series to begin the project.
Torrington's LID Parking Lot Gets A New Interpretive Sign
NCD received grant funding to design, manufacture and install an interpretive sign that explains how the porous paver system functions like a giant storwmater filter at the City of Torrington's first Low Impact Development (LID) municipal parking lot.
This parking lot was previously the site of a small, vacant dirt lot that regularly shed sediment-laden stormwater into the Naugatuck River. Reinforced, porous paving blocks over a specially prepared base now filter and clean stormwater before it flows through the ground toward the river, thus helping to improve water quality.
The newly installed interpretive sign at the Torrington LID Parking Lot at the intersection of State Route 4 and Main Street. (photo by NCD)