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Every Day is Earth Day Environmental Fair - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Private Well Water Tests Offered Free!

NDDH and a host of community partners will sponsor the Every Day is Earth Day Environmental Fair, this Tuesday, April 18th. A full day of environmentally-friendly fun is planned beginning from 6:00 - 9:00am with the "On the Air Water Fair" live on WINY Radio, 1350 am and online at Partners from the CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH) will distribute free water collection bottles to encourage residents to get their private well water tested for arsenic and uranium, two naturally-occurring chemicals of concerns. These tests typically cost up to $200 and are being offered for free. CT DPH will offer up to 200 free tests for this event. Residents picking up a water sample collection bottle at WINY Radio on Tuesday morning, April 18th, should have their name, home address and phone number printed on a piece of paper to make distribution of bottles quick and easy. Residents may return their water samples to the CT DPH display booth at WINY until 9am, back to QVCC by 2pm, or may return them to NDDH, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4 in Brooklyn by Tuesday, April 25th.

The Every Day is Earth Day Environmental Fair continues from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, in Danielson. Attendees are welcome to browse earth-friendly products and services from over 25 vendors. There will be student musical performances, a student mural, posters, suggested readings and tours of the Quinebaug Middle College Mobile STEM Lab. Make an Every Day Earth Day pledge to conserve our natural resources and place it on the EDED Pledge Board. It's a full day of earth-friendly fun!

Special Guest Speaker - Climate Scientist Brenda Ekwurzel

We are proud to welcome Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Climate Scientist and Director of Climate Science at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC, as our guest speaker. Brenda is a widely quoted expert on climate change and has appeared on ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and The Colbert Report, and has been cited by the Washington Post, USA Today, the Associated Press, and Reuters. She will speak on Smarter Ways to Power Our Lives: Practical Ways to Reduce our Carbon Footprint. As a local connection, Brenda began her career at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Read her bio and see her speaking schedule here.

Sponsoring Partners

The Northeast District Department of Health is grateful for the public health partnerships of the Connecticut Department of Public Health; the Connecticut Audubon Society; Quinebaug Valley Community College; Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation; The Last Green Valley; WINY Radio; and the water experts at LaFramboise Well Drilling.

We are working together to protect Quiet Corner resources and residents for generations to come!

View the Every Day is Earth Day Environmental Fair Flyer here!


Online Property Records - LogicalDOC Database

We are pleased to announce that you can now access our online property records at any time. Simply click the link below to be taken directly to our database.

Please note that all records through 2007 are accessible online. Records from 2008 to the present are being added. For questions, or to request records that are not presently available online, please contact our office at 860-774-7350 or

For instructions on how to use the online property database, click here.