Two new fact sheets from National Sea Grant highlight the work of the 33 Sea Grant offices across the country in advancing aquaculture and helping promote growth of the coastal economy. Connecticut Sea Grant’s contributions to establishment of new shellfish and seaweed farms and retention of existing ones are featured.
“Site Development for Our Changing Weather Patterns,” a symposium focusing on what’s working and what to watch out for in eco-friendly development, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the UConn Middlesex County Extension Office in Haddam.
Beth Sullivan, the Stonington town chair for the Avalonia Land Conservancy, wrote about the work of CT Sea Grant in her community and beyond in this recent post on the land trust’s website.
CT Sea Grant Director Sylvain De Guise issued a statement updating the status of the budget for Sea Grant, addressing President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019 which proposed the elimination of all 33 Sea Grant programs.
Selected paintings, photographs and other works from “Unfiltered: An Exhibition about Water,” are on display through early May at the Branford House at UConn Avery Point. The exhibit is a collaboration of several UConn departments and programs, including Connecticut Sea Grant.
In the ninth and final round of the 21st annual Quahog Bowl on Feb. 3 at UConn Avery Point, the teams from Ledyard and Glastonbury high schools stood neck-and-neck until the last question.
About 100 people curious about the Stonington’s historic and current experience with shellfish aquaculture came to the La Grua Center on Jan. 29 for the chance to learn from some experts and ask questions.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, led 22 other senators in urging President Trump to fund the National Sea Grant College Program at no less than current levels.
While most people associate Feb. 2 with Groundhog Day, Connecticut Sea Grant and the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme are calling attention to a different reason for marking the day.