Bob Gregorski, president of the Naugatuck River Watershed Association receives a $500.00 check from Dave Faber (left) and Bob Bradley (right) co-chairmen Naugatuck Valley River Race. NRWA will use those proceeds to continue its promotion, restoration and enhancement efforts of the river.

These are three of the contestants in the 2013 River Race.

Anita Gregorski, John Ploski and Bob Gregorski attended the NRWA display at the May 4, 2015 River Festival & Duck Race held in Beacon Falls.

About 1,000 little, yellow ducks were released in the 2013 Duck Race held at the Beacon Falls at the annual river festival on May 4.

Photo by Bob Gregorski

The Naugatuck River Valley Festival & Duck Race was held 5-5-12 in Beacon Falls.

Off they go!

Looking Back at the 2012 Naugatuck Valley River Races and Festival held May 5, 2012. The River Festival and Duck Race was a huge success. Several hundred people attended. There were an all time high 50 vendors, 26 sponsors, 25 volunteers and some Waterbury and Naugatuck Police helped with traffic at start of race, Naugatuck Fire Dept for safety along the river. Beacon Hose Company #1 was involved in river safety, assistance with Duck Race and hospitality for the use of their facilities. Beacon Falls Police helped at festival. Waterbury PAL, Naugatuck Fire Department and Beacon Hose Co #1 each received $200 and NRWA $500 which were proceeds from 2011 Races & Festival:

Submitted by Bob Bradley & Dave Faber Festival & Race Co-chairs

One of the 50 vendor tents/displays

Kayak & Canoe racers as seen from the Naugatuck Valley River Festival.

Naugatuck Valley River Race & Festival

Looking Back at the 2012 Naugatuck Valley River Races and Festival held May 5, 2012. This year only130 paddled the course. In past years there were about 300. The low turn out was due to low water conditions. Awards were given out in 16 categories. Race volunteers included 26 NVOC, 8 US Power Squadron/AMC members and 22 Beacon Falls Lions members. In addition 16-water safety and 5 land safety personnel.