River of Life
If you travel through New England, you can't keep from journeying alongside or crossing over the Connecticut River. Many of us do it twice a day without giving it a second thought. But we should. New England's largest river is vital to our history, our economy, our ecosystems and our future energy needs. In this exhibit you'll enjoy an immersive and interactive exploration of its entire 400-mile trek. No wetsuit required.
This non-profit organization is working to encourage economic development and reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing community access to the waterfront through the use of attractive parks and public recreational facilities.
They provide a wide range of free recreational activities and youth programs. They've attracted major sporting events such as professional bass fishing tournaments to the Riverfront, generating more than $19 million in economic activity for the region. And through nearly $4 billion in investments, the organization is helping transform Riverfront neighborhoods on both banks of the river. To learn more about the group's activities and how you can become involved, visit http://www.riverfront.org/.