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17 Jul
The Connecticut River Clean-Up Committee (CRCC) was formed 25 years ago by the Hampden and Hampshire County communities of Agawam, Chicopee, Holyoke, Ludlow, Springfield, South Hadley, and West Springfield in partnership with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to address the hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated waste water flowing into the Connecticut River caused by our region’s legacy Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) infrastructure.
03 Jul
The Town of Hampden's Open Space and Recreation Plan was completed to help the Town meet the important needs of the citizens regarding open space and recreation.
10 Apr
Listeners of 93.9 The River, WHMP, and Lazer 99.3 will soon be receiving a 30-second lesson on the importance of managing our region’s stormwater, complements of the Connecticut River Stormwater Committee  - a coalition of 17 communities here in the Pioneer Valley. 
04 Jan
Agawam Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway
Michelle Chase, the town's engineer, and Patty Gambarini, principal environmental planner for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, are among the officials who are expected to be involved in these ongoing discussions.
17 May
Two upcoming events hosted by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and Chicopee 4Rivers Watershed Council (C4RWC) in Chicopee and Ludlow will celebrate an opportunity for area residents to better understand the health of our local rivers and streams, as well as get a chance to explore and enjoy the lower Chicopee River.  
13 Mar
The Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee (BAPAC) is expected to give recommendations to the city soon in an attempt to improve the protection of the Barnes Aquifer and other water sources.
23 Jan
The Cities of Chicopee and Holyoke and their partners – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Valley Opportunity Council and Nuestras Raices - will be hosting a second set of public workshops to promote green streets in those communities to resume a three-year effort to integrate more urban trees and green infrastructure into planned city road reconstruction projects. 
25 Oct
BELCHERTOWN – Local officials are finalizing plans to help keep polluted stormwater out of Arcadia Lake.
21 Oct
CHICOPEE — Ludlow resident Tom Rouleau clambered down the north bank of the Chicopee River just upstream of the Davitt Bridge Wednesday with a small, plastic bottle in hand.
17 Jun
By Mary Serreze, Special to the Republican June 17, 2016 EASTHAMPTON---Volunteers are sought to monitor water quality in the Manhan River between July and September of this year.

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