About the Connecticut River Byway Council...Members
from a variety of interests came together in 1999 to form a council to balance
the promotion, preservation, enjoyment and stewardship of the Connecticut River
Valley. In that year, the States of Vermont and New Hampshire gave official
stamp to years of planning by designating a bi-state route for the new Connecticut
River Byway along New England's largest river.
Our goal is to raise awareness of its unique historic cultural, environmental, agricultural and railroading traditions and resources. We are spreading the word about the Valley's natural and scenic places to visit and its diverse recreational opportunities. We want to tell you about the many distinctive crafts, foods, and other products for which New Hampshire and Vermont are so famous.
Membership in the Connecticut River Byway Council is open to any individual, corporation, organization, community, or agency. The Byway Council is hosted by the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.
A Steering Committee has formed of members elected from the following caucus groups:
business organizations including chambers of commerce
regional planning agencies
natural resource interests
cultural resource interests
The Steering Committee meets at least four times a year to consider...
carry out the purposes of the Connecticut River Byway Council;
guide implementation of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway Study;
develop guidance and criteria for elements of the Byway, to assist communities and organizations in planning Byway-related projects;
review and advise the Vermont Scenery Preservation Council and the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byway Advisory Council on funding applications;
make policy decisions in furtherance of the purposes of the Council.
foster joint promotion on the part of the Connecticut River Byway states;
provide forums, networks, and coordination for local activities;
develop promotional materials for the Connecticut River Byway;
oversee the selection of graphic representations of the Connecticut River Byway.
foster protection of scenic and cultural resources;
encourage and support land use planning that sustains the intrinsic qualities of the Connecticut River Byway;
educate hosts and guests in stewardship of valley resources and assets;
foster stewardship in all marketing endeavors. St. Johnsbury: Thursday, February 15, 2-4 pm, St. J. Visitor Center
Bellows Falls: TBA
White River Junction: TBA
Wells River: TBA
Haverhill Corner: TBA
Visit the Valley from your armchair...
"Welcome to the Heart of New England"...a 14 minute video invites you to explore the Connecticut River Byway of New Hampshire and Vermont. Available in VHS ($9.95) and DVD formats ($14.95). Price includes shipping and handling. Send your check to Connecticut River Joint Commissions, PO Box 1182, Charlestown, NH 03603. NOTE: DVD is temporarily unavailable; please check with us before ordering: 603-826-4800)
: An engaging of the natural and cultural landscape of the valley, from the Connecticut River Joint Commissions. Available from CRJC (address above) for $20 plus $5.00 postage and handling. Add $1 P&H for each additional book.
Connecticut River Byway Council