French River Connection
Monitor the water quality in the French River watershed in Massachusetts, with over  5000 separate data points recorded
Construct riverside trails, such as the Perryville Trace
Conduct cleanups of the French River, with over five miles of riverbank cleaned and tons of trash collected.
Discourage beavers, by placing woven wire barriers around more than 400 trees
Construct multi-use community amenities such as French River Park
Construct cartop paddling access points, such as at Leovich Landing, and French River Park


The vision of the French River Connection is for the French River and its shoreline to become a resource that is used, enjoyed, and treasured by residents and visitors to the French River region. The river's natural and cultural heritage will be appreciated and protected, recreational gatherings along the river will be encouraged, and the economic benefits of a healthy, active riverfront will be realized.


The Webster Office of Community Development has completed the second phase of the Webster Riverwalk, upstream from French River Park, and will continue to extend it each year.

Read more about it.


Our 2016 Water Quality Monitoring Report is now available on-line.  You can also read a summary in the Water Quality Monitoring section of this site using the button at left.

French River Connection, PO Box 45, Webster MA 01570
Opportunities to get involved in River activities this Saturday, April 22

A paddle trip down the French River hosted by Jay Wade, from Oxford to Webster. This is the annual trip sponsored by the FRC to kick off the season.  Contact Jay for specific information and to register at

A clean-up event at the Quinebaug River Rail Trail in West Dudley. Contact Ken Butkiewicz at for details and to register.  This event starts at 8:30am.

A clean-up event in Webster at Mill Brook.  From 9-11am, the continuing clean-up of this important tributary of  the French River is directed by Glen Krevosky.  This project has been ongoing and is nearly complete…just needs some help from our friends! Meet at the site, Rt. 12 and Mill Brook (just north of Price Chopper and before the cemeteries). Contact for more information.