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Enjoy Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun Close to Home For Immediate Release September 26, 2017

NEW HAVEN – September 26, 2017 – With the start of the fall season, consider taking a hike, brisk walk, jog, or just meander along more than 60 miles of trails through Regional Water Authority (RWA) recreation areas. You can also get closer to nature by enjoying unique wildlife viewing opportunities and by participating in our popular bird-watching events, such as our evening Owl Prowls.

If angling is your thing, you can fish from the shores in the sparkling clean water of our five reservoirs. With nine recreation areas located in 13 communities in Greater New Haven, there is bound to be an area close to your home.

Here are just a few of our upcoming recreational opportunities:

  • The Lake Gaillard Walkathon with the North Branford Women's Club is Saturday, Sept. 30. This 6.7 mile walk/run is hosted by the RWA and the North Branford Women's Club as a fundraiser for several local charitable organizations. To register or for more information, call 203-481-3553.
  • Boat rental hours change at Lake Saltonstall in October: Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The last day of boat rentals is Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9.
  • Join Pat Leahy of the New Haven Bird Club for a walk to find late migrant birds on Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Lake Chamberlain in Bethany. The walk is relatively easy. After bird watching on the RWA property, the group will visit the adjoining Cooper and Calabresi Farms to bird in the extensive lower areas. Hiking to the top of the hillside may be strenuous.
  • Shoreline fishing on our properties ends for the season on November 30 and resumes again in April 2018.

All it takes is an RWA Recreation Permit. With a permit, you can enjoy miles of wide, well-kept trails through a wilderness that is just minutes from your home. Permits range in cost from $20 for a one-year Individual Permit for seniors, the disabled or students, to $50 for a two-year Family Permit. Buying a Recreation Permit is like contributing to a regional conservation organization. It’s a way to help ensure that future generations will have these same natural resources to enjoy. To get more information about recreation permit options and costs, go to http://www.rwater.com/recreation, or contact our Recreation Department at (203) 401-2654 or via email at ask.recreation@rwater.com.

About the Regional Water Authority

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is a nonprofit corporation that delivers water for life by providing high-quality water and services to almost 430,000 people in 15 cities and towns throughout Greater New Haven. As a conscious business, the RWA acts as a responsible steward of the environment by protecting the more than 27,000 acres of watershed land it owns and promoting sustainable practices. Our more than 260 employees work toward our vision of being an innovative water utility that sustains life, strengthens communities and protects natural resources for future generations. For more information on the RWA, please visit www.rwater.com.