Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut State Senate for giving unanimous, final approval on May 14 to legislation approving the Long Island Sound Blue Plan in concurrence with the House of Representatives, which approved the plan late last month.
Judy Preston, Long Island Sound outreach coordinator for Connecticut Sea Grant, received the Coastal Zone Conservation award from the Garden Club of America on April 30.
CT coastal residents are looking to prepare their properties for sea level rise and weather extremes. Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett and Judy Preston talk to Yale Climate Connections about how your yard can be part of the solution.
CT Sea Grant worked with partners to build an interactive digital viewer to aid shellfish restoration work. The Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Story Map fills a critical gap needed to determine the areas where restoration efforts are most likely to succeed.
This year’s Coastal Certificate Program will take place virtually over four days in mid-May. The classes will emphasize healthy soils at the root of healthy gardens, landscapes, and ultimately the watersheds that are essential to clean waters and a healthy Long Island Sound.
Read about the Long Island Sound Blue Plan and why many believe it should be approved by the state Legislature in articles by published March 5 in Connecticut Hearst Media newspapers, March 7 in The Day of New London and March 10 in the Connecticut Mirror.
In a new episode of the “Connecting Connecticut” podcast, Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde discuss what UConn Extension is doing to craft a more resilient Connecticut in the face of a changing climate, more severe and frequent storms, and scarce resources.
While the pandemic curtailed many favorite activities, recreational shellfishing remained popular and even surged in many shoreline towns last year. Stories of strong interest in shellfishing along with pandemic challenges were heard at the Feb. 13 Annual Meeting of Shellfish Commissions.
Connecticut Sea Grant is joining with the Avalonia Land Conservancy and UConn CLEAR in presenting, “Finding the Right Tree for the Right Time,” a series of four talks about planning and planting for a resilient coastal forest in southeastern Connecticut.
Eight research projects that will examine various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound and potentially yield more effective management decisions have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program.