A 7th rain garden for New Haven’s West River watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 Save the Sound, Neighborhood Housing Services, and over 50 volunteers install 7th residential rain garden in West River Watershed Ongoing green infrastructure collaboration teaches residents to manage stormwater at home New Haven, Conn. – Two New Haven nonprofits teamed up with local college students this week to plant a […]

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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: 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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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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HUGE Turnout for Pond Lily Planting

On April 9, between 150 and 200 volunteers came together with Senator Blumenthal, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, state Rep. Pat Dillon, and other agencies and officials to plant native shrubs and shoots along the bank of the West River in New Haven.

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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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Our Edgewood Bioswale is finished!

After nearly two weeks of labor and several rain delays, our bioswale at Edgewood School in New Haven is finished!

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We’re building a bioswale! So what is that?

A man-made garden ditch specifically designed to capture and filter rainwater! Learn more about our New Haven project here.

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