CTSG, the LIS Study and the CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection invite teachers to “A New Era of Education, Research, Stewardship and Training on Long Island Sound,” July 26 and 27.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on June 8 issued an order to reduce the procurement, sale and distribution of single-use plastic products and packaging with a goal of phasing out single-use plastic products on Department-managed lands by 2032.
The Blue Heritage Trail, a collaborative initiative developed by UConn Maritime Studies faculty and students with guidance and support from the Blue Heritage Trail Advisory Committee, has launched with the installation of eight informational signs at key sites in southeastern Connecticut.
WNPR’s “Where We Live” show on June 10 focused on Connecticut’s kelp industry, with host Lucy Nalpathanchil interviewing CTSG Aquaculture Extension Specialist Anoushka Concepcion, a kelp farmer and a chef who uses it in menu items.
CT Sea Grant, the CT Department of Agriculture and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are seeking comments from the public on a discussion draft of the Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Guide.
The Resilient Communities Program is designed to prepare for future environmental challenges
by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections of natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures.
After a dozen years running Indian River Shellfish, Michael Gilman knows well the yin and yang of oyster farming. “It’s really hard to know what this job entails unless you’ve really lived it,” he said.
Tidal marshes, sea grass meadows, barrier beaches and coastal forests are just some of the habitats in the federally designated reserve of Southeastern Connecticut lands and waterways that will open a wealth of opportunities for public access, hands-on environmental education, research and stewardship.
Slides from the May 19 national webinar on the Sea Grant Emerging Contaminants Project: Initial National Framework are available here.
The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—with the Dept. of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies and Water Power Technologies offices, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy.