Come out and Celebrate our Watershed with HVA!

From May 26 - July 4, the Housatonic Valley Association invites you to Celebrate our Watershed and help protect the waters and lands we love in the Housatonic River Valley.

It's FUN, FREE to register, and EASY! 

You can participate however you want within the Housatonic Valley or anywhere in the world. Here's how you can support us:  


Compete as an Individual or Team for most miles hiked, biked, paddled, or most money raised. Peer-to-peer fundraise (optional) by inviting your family and friends to support you through you or your team’s personal fundraising page. Win exciting prizes from REI, Patagonia, and local businesses!

Attend an event

Join us on a nature walk, paddle trip, and more. 


Donate to help protect this beautiful place we love!

Don't forget to post photos of your adventures and your favorite places to be outside! Tag us @hvatoday on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and use the hashtag #hvaexplore.

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Follow these steps to get started!

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Contact us

Questions? Contact Kelley Hall at

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Who we are

As the conservation organization dedicated to the entire 2,000 square-mile tristate Housatonic Watershed, HVA acts to protect the natural character and environmental health of the valley from the Berkshires to Long Island Sound for this and future generations. HVA works in two major ways to establish climate-ready conditions across the region by 2040: Follow the Forest to conserve a 50,000-acre woodland and wildlife climate corridor for wildlife habitat, clean water, and carbon and temperature moderation and Clean, Cold and Connected to restore and protect 500 miles of rivers and streams and drinking water sources. HVA also engages the watershed’s diverse people and communities in equitable participation and access to a clean, healthy, and climate-ready Housatonic Watershed. Learn more at