The Housatonic River begins its southern path to Long Island Sound in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The headwaters begin in Hinsdale near mud pond. The total watershed of the Housatonic River and its tributaries is approximately 500 square miles. As the river continues south out of Pittsfield and a 256 acre General Electric facility, wildlife preserves, publicly protected land, farms and residential areas predominate. Moving further south the papermaking industry becomes evident with numberous hustorical paper mills still in operatino from their roots in the 1800s. Not until the river reaches central Connecticut does the river become industrial again.
Tim Gray was appointed Housatonic Riverkeeper in 2001 but has been working with the group since its inception in 1992. He has a degree from UMass in Natural Resources Science, with a concentration in River Chemistry and Biology.
PO Box 321
Lenoxdale, Massachusetts 01242