What Can I Do?
While the Connecticut River Gateway Commission and the eight towns in the Zone are working to preserve the beauty and health of the river valley, your role as a homeowner, builder, architect, arborist, landscaper, realtor or some who enjoys time on and along the river is especially important.
Here are some ways you can help.
As a homeowner, you have an important role in what you do on your property. Professionals can help you realize your plans.
The Land Use Process & Zoning Permits »
Architects and Builders
Creative options can make a home blend beautifully into the river valley’s environment.
Arborists, Landscapers, and Tree Services
Your expert solutions can please clients and keep neighborhoods scenic.
As a local professional, you can explain how protection of the Zone preserves a neighborhood’s attractiveness and maintains property values.
On the Water
Whenever you enjoy the river, please join in keeping it safe and healthy.
All of Us
If you live in one of the eight river valley towns within the Zone, please support efforts to protect the river. A natural, healthy river strengthens local economies.
Connecticut’s Largest Island is in Lyme
Selden Island on the east side of the Connecticut River was created in 1854 by storm runoff that separated it from mainland Lyme. At 604 acres, it is the largest Connecticut island. Once a farm and later a stone quarry that produced red granite schist for paving, today it contains Selden Neck State Park which is only accessible by boat — as the state’s sole island state park.