Fridays in the Field: My Time at Sunken Meadow State Park

Today’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Ashley Longo, who spent the summer introducing visitors at Long Island’s most popular state park to our habitat restoration projects there. As the Seasonal Park Naturalist at Sunken Meadow State Park, I immersed myself in the world of environmental education. As a recent college graduate, I wanted […]

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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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Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Elsa Loehmann, Associate Director of River Restoration for Save the Sound: The Pond Lily Nature Preserve is a 14-acre oasis of forest, stream, and wetlands along the West River, surrounded by a highly developed urban area on the New Haven-Woodbridge border. Save the Sound removed an […]

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Fridays in the Field: Introducing New Haven to new bioswales

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Kendall Barbery, Green Infrastructure Program Manager: The West River—which flows from Bethany, CT, to New Haven Harbor—is on Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (CT DEEP) 303-d list of impaired waterbodies due to high levels of bacteria and other pollution. According to the West River […]

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Fridays in the Field #9: Old Mine Park Wins Design Award for Sensible Stormwater and Ecological Restoration Solutions

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) has honored Site Systems, Inc. with a 2014 Merit Award.

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Fridays in the Field #5: Dr. Syma Ebbin of CT Sea Grant & UConn Avery Point

Dr. Ebbin discusses nitrogen, overfishing, and the need for better management practices.

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