Northwest Conservation District
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790
Welcome To The Northwest Conservation District
The CT Envirothon field competition took place at Connecticut College, Avery Point Campus on May 21, 2015.
Congradulations To Coginchaug Regional High School! - Winners of this year's CTEnvirothon Competition
For Details Visit www.ctenvirothon.org
Torrington Cuts Ribbon on LID Parking Lot
Mayor Elinor Carbone cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating the City of Torrington's first low impact development (LID) municipal parking lot. The City designed and permitted the lot, which is located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 4 along the banks of the East Branch of the Naugatuck River. The Northwest Conservation District (NCD) was able to aquire funding for construction and landscaping through a U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant. NCD coordinated with the City to finalize plans and build the lot. The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut provided funds for the creation of a rain garden which will filter roof runoff from a commercial building adjacent to the parking lot. It was previously the site of a small, vacant dirt lot that regularly shed sediment-laden stormwater into the Naugatuck. Reinforced, porous paving blocks over a specially prepared base will now filter and clean stormwater before it flows through the ground toward the river, thus helping to improve water quality.
(l-r): Mayor Carbone, Susan Peterson (DEEP), Sean Hayden (NCD) and Martin Connor (City Planner)
chat in the new LID parking lot after ribbon-cutting ceremony. (photo by NCD)