Coastal Habitats

2022 CT Coastal Cleanup planned; 2021 data released

Organizing has begun for the annual International Coastal Cleanup 2022, which takes place each year during September and October and is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. In Connecticut, Save the Sound will celebrate its 20th year as the Connecticut Coordinator for the event.

National Estuarine Reserve celebration set for May 21

UConn is joining with partners at the local, federal and state levels including CT Sea Grant to celebrate the establishment of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on May 21 at the Avery Point campus, where the CT NERR will be headquartered.

Connecticut Sea Grant Annual Report 2021 available

Connecticut Sea Grant’s 2021 Annual Report is now available as a downloadable pdf. It offers highlights of CTSG’s accomplishments for the 2020-21 Sea Grant fiscal year, which runs from February 2020 through January 2021.

Fact sheets help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Questions poured in by the dozen after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT legal workshop—six pages worth, in fact. That was the beginning of a CTSG-RI Sea Grant Legal Program partnership that led to the “Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation” fact sheet series.

2022 Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series announced

The 26th annual Coastal Perspective Lecture Series begins Feb. 8 and continues every other Tuesday through April 19. This lecture series spans the breadth of human interactions with coastal waters, including speakers from the natural and social sciences as well as arts and humanities.

NOAA designates nation’s 30th NERR in southeastern CT

Project partners including CT Sea Grant and congressional delegation members applaud designation of “living laboratory” that will protect habitat and provide expanded research, education and stewardship opportunities.