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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.

Projects & Activities

We train river guides and volunteers, lead paddling trips, 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.


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

Get Involved

Interns Train as River Guides

We Launch

Stormwater cleanup

New Haven Register Mar. 31, 2016

River Advocates is training municipal staff in best practices to protect rivers and Long Island Sound.

Record-Journal May 15, 2016


Aug. 7, 2016

Allnex Agrees to Standard

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Quinnipiac River