“Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in Connecticut” lists native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, sedges, reeds and herbaceous plants that can grow and thrive in areas along the banks of rivers, streams and other bodies of water, along with their wildlife value.
Long Island Sound habitats StoryMap, webinar available
A new educational StoryMap, “A Virtual Tour of Long Island Sound Habitats,” and accompanying webinar for teachers is now available.
Long Island Sound Study’s Sound Update 2021
Sound Update, the newsletter of the Long Island Sound Study, covers research, grants and activities on the LISS’s four focus areas in 2021.
‘Handbook for Increasing Ocean Literacy’ now available
“A Handbook for Increasing Ocean Literacy: Tools for Educators and Ocean Literacy Advocates,” is now available to help educators and other ocean advocates teach, learn, and communicate about the ocean. CTSG Education Coordinator Diana Payne is one of the co-editors.
Report focuses on economic value of recreational shellfishing
“Catching Value: An Economic Assessment of Connecticut’s Recreational Shellfishing Sector,” finds that this activity has a more than $1.6 million annual economic impact on the state’s economy.
Sturgeon monitoring informational sign in Spanish and English
A pdf of the informational sign about Atlantic sturgeon that is posted at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is found here. Spanish and English versions of the sign are available for download.
New ‘Domestic Seaweed 101’ infographic created
The Sea Grant Seaweed Hub has released a new infographic that provides a guide to where seaweed is grown and current market outlets.
Slide presentations of “Living Treasures” now available online
A slide presentation to accompany the newly published 2021 edition of “Living Treasures: the Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound,” is now available online in English and Spanish.
A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast
This 35-page guide lists native trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, light and soil requirements as well as wildlife and pollinator value.
Preliminary report on pandemic impacts on CT aquaculture
To better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s aquaculture industry, the CT Sea Grant Program and the CT Department of Agriculture implemented an anonymous survey of Connecticut’s aquaculture producers.