Fridays in the Field: Getting to Know the Sea Lamprey

Today’s guest post comes from Hillary Ballek, field scientist at CFE/Save the Sound. Hillary monitors dam removal sites within Connecticut to assess biological health of streams and wetland areas. The sea lamprey is an anadromous species of fish native to the Connecticut River, migrating from the ocean to fresh water streams to spawn during the […]

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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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Press Release: Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down

     For immediate release August 15, 2016 For further information, contact CFE/Save the Sound: (203) 787-0646 Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down Removal of Clark Brothers and Carpenters Dams part of ongoing effort to restore life to Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – Thanks to the removal of two dams in Southington […]

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A time to be grateful: The Lorax of the Alewife

He didn’t know it at the time, but in 2011, Rob Vasiluth’s daughter would observe a fish that was to become her father’s passion.

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After 150 years, Mystic’s Whitford Brook flows free again

CFE/Save the Sound and the US Fish & Wildlife Service are partnering to take down a dam in Mystic.

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River herring are down this year. What’s up with that?

A troubling article from the Pew Charitable trusts highlights the need for protection and restoration of river herring from source to sea.

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Milford’s NOAA Laboratory is an Aquaculture Leader

Although it has been the site of pioneering work in aquaculture for over 90 years, few Connecticut residents are aware of the lab’s contribution to science, the local and national economy, or even of its existence. The first in a series on NOAA’s Milford Laboratory. Since our earliest colonial days, New England’s fisherman have been harvesting shellfish commercially […]

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Two Words to Save the Fishing Industry: Sanctuary and Spillover

Habitat is where fish make more fish. And New England needs more fish.

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