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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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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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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Pond Lily dam removal begins – with benefits for fish and flooding

On November 5, we celebrated the official start of our Pond Lily dam removal project in New Haven with neighbors, scientists and engineers, and government partners.

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Hands in the ground: help us build a rain garden

Have you ever wanted to create a Rain Garden, but don’t know how? Now is your chance to learn!

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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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Bride Brook: An Alewife Success Story

Nearly 220,000 river herring have made their way up Bride Brook in East Lyme and into their spawning grounds. That’s nearly three times the average from a decade ago! This year’s count continues Bride Brook’s strong numbers and further proves the success of our 2010 restoration project.

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Resiliency & Restoration at Sunken Meadow Park (Part II)

Based on our successful efforts at Sunken Meadow State Park following Superstorm Sandy, we have been awarded a resiliency grant to better protect the park from future severe storms while implementing its Master Plan.

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