We promote and protect the lower Quinnipiac, Mill and West Rivers in South Central Connecticut.


River Advocates was founded in 2016 as a 501c3 non profit organization by residents of South Central Connecticut with a passion for our rivers and their wildlife.

We Launch

New Haven Register Mar. 31, 2016

Allnex Agrees to Standard

Record-Journal May 15, 2016

Interns Train as River Guides


Aug. 7, 2016

Projects & Activities

We train river guides and volunteers, lead paddling trips, monitor water quality, carry out river restoration, educate and advocate for clean water and wildlife.


River Advocates welcomes members of all financial abilities--from low income to corporate.

Get Involved

We welcome your participation as river guides, monitors, habitat restorers, educators and advocates who strengthen permits to help our local rivers!

Monitoring Water Quality

River Advocates is working with partners to monitor rivers and Long Island Sound.

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