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Eric Hammerling Executive Director, Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA)

Eric Hammerling has 15 years of experience with national and regional conservation organizations.  Eric has served as the Northeast Regional Director for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (overseeing grants in all New England states, New York and New Jersey), and has served as a Special Environmental Consultant to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and David and Lucille Packard Foundation.  He has a master’s degree in Environmental Science/Range Management from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Eric has been FRWA’s executive director since January, 2003.

Founded in 1953, the Farmington River Watershed Association has been working six decades to protect the River that connects us all and to restore the natural resources of the watershed.  The FRWA is a citizen-based, non-profit 501c(3) organization at the forefront of restoration and conservation issues such as water quality, water allocation, recreational usage, open space, and wetland and floodplain protection. We work with federal, state and local governments, business and industry, and the people of the watershed’s 33 communities to protect the river and the region’s natural resources.