Where there is a river, there are floodplains. Where there are floodplains, there is fertile soil. For centuries, farmers have known this, and that’s why so many farm fields can be found along the Connecticut River as it twists and turns through the landscape of Western Massachusetts.  

But many of those farm fields have been vacated for years and have the potential to return to the floodplain forests they were before farmers cleared them out. Connecting Point‘s Brian Sullivan met up with several environmental groups during their efforts to restore one of those forests in the meadows of Northampton.