The catalyst for cooperatively meeting the
Valley's challenges is the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, who
seek a strong and vibrant economy while capitalizing on the natural
wealth of this place. Capitalizing without corrupting means conserving.
Helping Valley people achieve that balance and finding the resources to
ensure that quality of life is the role of the Connecticut River Joint
Activities ~ Commissioners & Staff ~ Public Meetings ~ Minutes ~ Support
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Twin Commissions from the Twin States
New Hampshire's Connecticut River Valley Resource
Commission, created by the legislature in 1987, and Vermont's
Connecticut River Watershed Advisory Commission, similarly created in
1988, were directed to cooperate with each other to preserve and
protect the resources of the Connecticut River Valley, and to guide its
growth and development. They have met together as the Joint Commissions
Both Commissions are advisory and have no regulatory
powers, preferring instead to advocate and ensure public involvement in
decisions which affect their river and their valley.
The thirty volunteer Commissioners, fifteen appointed by
each state, are business people, landowners, conservationists, and
citizens who live and work in the Valley and are committed to its
future. CRJC has contracted with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional
Planning Commission to provide staff support.
More on Commissioners.
Bridging Boundaries To Bring
By engaging local leadership and initiative, and
focusing resources to benefit the River and the people of its Valley,
the CRJC have worked to:
Meetings open to the public
The public is encouraged to attend the meetings of the
CRJC, usually held on the third Monday of the month,
which provide a forum for issues ranging from bank erosion to economic
development opportunities, tourism, water quality issues, instream
flows, topics in recreation, and more. Click here for calendars of CRJC meetings and
those of our five local river subcommittees.
The states contribute to the CRJC basic operating
budget, while funding for programs comes from a variety of sources,
including specific grants from state and federal agencies, private
foundations, corporate contributions, and donations from individual
"Friends of the River." The CRJC is a non-profit organization which can
accept tax-deductible contributions.
CRJC has contracted with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Planning Commission to provide administrative support to CRJC.
10 Water Street, Suite 225
Lebanon, NH 03766
Manager: Rachel Ruppel