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        ABOUT THE HRLPC: NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Beginning in September, 2008, the Manchester Reminder News newspaper began printing several articles on the Hockanum River in Manchester. In addition, from time to time articles about the HRLPC have appeared in other local newspapers such as Manchester LIFE. These articles may be accessed by clicking the links in the "Date" column:

Date Article Description
June 27, 2013 Reminder News article: Doug Smith is presented a "Hometown Hero" award by the Pride In Manchester Committee, for his work on the Bockanum Rive and Bigelow Brook conservation efforts.
October 20, 2009 Reminder News article on the Hockanum River Watershed Association web site.
August, 2009 Manchester LIFE article on general activities of the Manchester HRLPC
July 7, 2009 Reminder News article containing short biographies of the HRLPC members and why they're out maintaining the trails
May 12, 2009 Reminder News article on wildflowers which can be found along the Hockanum River trails
March 31, 2009 Reminder News article on trees which can be found along the Hockanum River trails
February 24, 2009 Reminder News article on wildfowl which can be encountered when walking the Hockanum River trails
January 20, 2009 Reminder News article on snowshoeing, and the tracks of animals encountered along the river. Note: For drawings of tracks of animals you might see when hiking along the Hockanum River, please click here.
December 16, 2008 Reminder News article on the invasive plants found along the Hockanum River
November 18, 2008 Reminder News article on the Hilliard Trail, the different types of trees found along this shortest of the 9 Manchester Hockanum River trails, and beaver problems
October 21, 2008 Reminder News article on canoeing and kayaking on the river
September 16, 2008 Introductory Reminder News article, on the Hockanum River itself, a short history of the the trails, and information on the Hockanum River Linear Park Committee
April 8, 2008 Manchester LIFE article on Bigelow Brook and initial efforts by the HRLPC to remake the brook into a greenway
February 8, 2008 Hartford Courant article by Peter Marteka about a walk Bigelow Brook with members of the HRLPC and thoughts making the brook into a greenway