Boards & Commissions
Connecticut River Assembly
The Connecticut River Assembly (CRA) was established in 1982 under Chapter 477c of the Connecticut General Statutes. This voluntary conservation compact brings together thirteen Connecticut River communities which share the common goal of protecting and preserving the unique scenic, hydrologic, ecological, agricultural and historical values of the Connecticut River and certain adjacent lands.
In the years since its formation, the Assembly has worked to fulfill its statutory responsibilities through reviewing and periodically updating minimum land use standards that govern development with the CRA conservation zone, and commenting on major development proposals affecting conservation zone land. These land use review responsibilities are established through the State statutes. The Assembly has also investigated and commented on a variety of plans, policies, and issues that affect the river corridor.