Public meeting about CT estuarine reserve set for Aug. 4

The CT-NERR (National Estuarine Research Reserve) is currently in a designation process that involves developing an environmental impact statement (EIS) and a management plan (MP).  When completed (estimated to be spring 2021), these documents will be submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for review and approval.

As part of the EIS requirements, Connecticut will be hosting a virtual scoping meeting for the public on Aug. 4 between 7 and 9 p.m.  The purpose is to provide the public with information on the proposed reserve and to seek input on issues that the EIS should consider.   Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), together with steering team partners from University of Connecticut and NOAA, have worked hard to plan the meeting in such a way that it will be open and easy to access while still maintaining NOAA’s federal requirements for public comment meetings.

Members of the public and organizations are encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will be managed using the Webex virtual meeting application.

The meeting access details are as follows:

Public Scoping Meeting on Environmental Impact Statement for the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve:

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 to 9  p.m.

To join by computer:

To join by phone:

US Toll: +1-415-655-0002

Access code: 120 026 3550

To learn more about the CT NERR, visit: