The towns of Chester and Huntington received state Municipal Assistance grants to further the design and permitting to upgrade deficient road-stream crossings. These two crossings were part of the Wild & Scenic Westfield River Crossing Upgrade Initiative. Under the most recent round of this assistance program, 9 of the 10 Wild & Scenic communities participated in this Committee initiative. The work included initial survey, flow modeling and design work plus the preparation of a grant application to submit to a funding agency all paid for and overseen by the Committee on behalf of the towns. Five towns submitted their application for this special state municipal funding this past spring. We are pleased two of the five applications were selected out of only fourteen awards state-wide. More information on this road stream upgrade initiative can be found on the website's town page.