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.
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.
An updated version of Connecticut Sea Grant’s old favorite, “Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound” and the Spanish translation, “Tesoros Vivientes: Las plantas y animales del Long Island Sound” is available in print or for free download.
UConn Professor Beth Lawrence collaborated with two high school teachers to create a salt marsh-climate change teaching module for high school students.
WINNER of 2010 APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE M. Van Patten, M. Moore and E. O’Muin A fun and colorful, 80-page booklet about our favorite estuary, its biology, geology, chemical and physical parameters, and environmental concerns. This booklet is a compilation of features developed as a collaboration between Connecticut Sea Grant and The Day newspaper. Perfect […]
“Climate Change and Aquaculture in Connecticut’s Long Island Sound,” addresses an issue of great importance to the state’s multi-million dollar aquaculture industry.
“The Connecticut Seafood Survey: Assessing Seafood Consumption, Knowledge, Behaviors and Preferences of Connecticut Residents” offers information to better understand current eating habits and how to get more seafood into Connecticut residents’ diets — especially shellfish, fish and seaweed from local waters.
The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has published educational pamphlets to teach the public about the seaweeds, shells and plants on the town’s shorelines. The project was co-sponsored by the foundation and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, with funding provided by CT Sea Grant.
Beachcombing along the Connecticut coast can be a fun and healthy educational activity for families eager to get out outdoors while the COVID-19 virus keeps children home from school.
This newly updated guide compiles information to help anyone get started in recreational shellfishing. It describes the types of shellfish (clams, oysters, etc.) found in this region and explains where to obtain permits, prices, contacts and other information specific to each Connecticut coastal town.