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Larson Applauds $500,000 EPA Grant for Riverfront Recapture

May 14, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that Riverfront Recapture will be receiving a $500,000 grant to clean up several contiguous riverfront land parcels located on Leibert Road in the City of Hartford and Meadow Road in the Town of Windsor.

“Our communities should have never been cut off from the riverfront. The environmental injustice caused by the highway planning mistakes of the past prevents so many residents from accessing and enjoying the Connecticut River. Riverfront Recapture has done an incredible job reconnecting us to the river. This grant will help them continue that mission and spur economic development in Hartford’s North End at the border of Windsor," said Larson.

"We are extremely grateful to the EPA for their support of our new park, regional trail connection, and commercial development in Hartford and Windsor. Riverfront Recapture’s plan for remediation and redevelopment represents a transformational investment in the environment, urban green space, and multimodal transportation that will drive economic development and improve community health in the underserved neighborhoods surrounding the project," said Michael Zaleski, President & CEO of Riverfront Recapture.