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150 Kent Road
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut,06754
HVA is a watershed organization and accredited land trust based in Cornwall Bridge, CT that hosts the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative and provides staffing and administrative support for its activities. Highstead, based in Redding, CT, is a foundat... more.
About: Our Board And Staff
Executive Director Housatonic Valley Association
What is Rivers Alliance of CT?
Lynn Werner (Vice-President) is the Executive Director of the Housatonic Valley Association and the co-chairman of the Rivers Advisory Committee.
Lynn Werner, executive director of the Housatonic Valley Association, said of their award, "This grant is great news for us, but the real winners are the residents of Oxford.
Lynn Werner 2013
Lynn Werner of HVA and Eileen Fielding, President of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. Photo by Richard Sears of HVA. Click for a larger image On December 4, 2013, Rivers Alliance honored Lynn Werner as Connecticut's Environmental Champion of 2013. The award was in recognition of her inspiring leadership in protecting the Housatonic River watershed, the regional Highlands, the wetlands and water courses in her hometown of Kent and throughout Connecticut. Ms. Werner brings to the vocation of environmental stewardship good science, good sense, good humor, dedication, diplomacy, and super energy. Ms. Werner is best known as the executive director of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), a stewardship organization for the tri-state watershed of the river. She has held this position since 1995, invigorating the organization and substantially expanding its reach and scope to protect drinking waters, rivers and important watershed lands across 83 communities. In her hometown of Kent, she is chairman of the Inland-Wetlands and Watercourses Commission. She is also a board director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, an advisory director of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, and a founding board director of Earthshare New England and Earthshare National. She is also a founding director and past-president of Rivers Alliance. This is the first time in its twenty-year history that Rivers Alliance has so honored a board member. Board, staff, and friends enthusiastically supported this break with tradition. Ms. Werner has helped countless individuals, groups, and government officials find ways and means to protect the waters of the state and the region.
Board of Directors - Connecticut League of Conservation Voters
Director Lynn Werner is the Executive Director of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), one of the oldest citizens watershed protection organizations in the nation. Lynn joined HVA in 1983. She helped form and then co-chaired the Clean Water Coalition, and served on the legislative Aquifer Protection Task Force. She now serves as Co-Chair of the state Rivers Advisory Committee in Connecticut and appointed member-at-large of the Watershed Initiative Steering Committee for the Massachusetts executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Other activities include founding member/past President of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut; CT Department of Environmental Protection's Water Bureau Advisory Committee; Massachusetts Watershed Coalition; and the New England Watershed Roundtable. Lynn is also Chairman of the Kent Inland Wetlands Commission.