Oswegatchie Hills are home to disappearing Pitch Pines

Ledge outcroppings such as these in Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve are some of the last terrains where Pitch Pine and Scrub Oak can survive.

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Fridays in the Field: Letting Whitford Brook take its course

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate. Last week, you heard from the Green Projects team about vegetation monitoring efforts at the Pond Lily dam removal site. This week, we are taking you an hour further northeast to learn about another monitoring effort occurring at the Hyde Pond […]

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Fridays in the Field: New Life at Pond Lily

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate: Standing on the banks of the Pond Lily Nature Preserve on a sunny November day, it is hard to imagine that less than a year ago this spot was covered with stagnant water just upstream of the former Pond Lily Dam. […]

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Planting for the Future: Green Infrastructure Updates from the Pequonnock River

Since 2013, Save the Sound has worked to improve the health of the Pequonnock River—which drains land from Monroe to Bridgeport—with restoration projects that prevent polluted rainwater runoff and improve the ability of alewife, blueback herring, and other migratory fish to swim from source to Sound (and back again). Rivers like the Pequonnock are especially […]

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Green Infrastructure in New Haven: Bioswales and the West River

the Edgewood School bioswale is boosting the ecosystem’s resilience while improving the West River’s water quality.

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Our History with the Quinnipiac River

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, movies like A Civil Action and Erin Brockovich sparked public conversations about the far-reaching and long-lasting impact of polluted land and groundwater. We’ve all heard stories about the battles to assign accountability for contaminated groundwater, but what about the stories of recovering and restoring the affected land and […]

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No Muddy Shoes

To say that Sara Kulins, park naturalist at Sunken Meadow, is a phenomenal educator would be an understatement. She has a special way of reaching out to visitors whether young or old.

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Fridays in the Field #10: The Nature Conservancy’s Adam Whelchel, Part 2

In the second of this two-part post, Adam discusses using natural infrastructure and planning for Connecticut’s future. 

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