olunteers are needed to join NGO Sustainability in a cleanup of the beach at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on July 20.
Secondary life and earth science teachers are invited to a water- and land-based workshop on Saturday Sept. 7 on Long Island Sound aboard a SoundWaters schooner departing from the dock in Stamford.
Connecticut Sea Grant hosted its third on-the-water workshop aboard Enviro-Lab III, Project Oceanology’s vessel, leaving from the docks at the UConn Avery Point campus on June 14.
The 61st Essex Annual Shad Bake on June 1 drew hundreds to the waterfront at the Connecticut River Museum to dine on this spring’s catch of Connecticut River shad. Co-sponsored by the museum and the Rotary Club of Essex, this year’s event included Connecticut Sea Grant participation.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett was interviewed for a recent episode of The Full Story on WSHU Public Radio about beach resilience. Titled, “Can Beach Erosion Be Controlled?”
The Thames River Quest, a free, treasure-hunt style educational hike at historic sites on the New London and Groton sides of the river, will be offered for a second year as part of Connecticut Trails Day on June 1.
“The Milford lab,” as it is known in the shellfish industry, is a main supplier of algae to shellfish farmers along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts – and even worldwide. NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center has supplied algae free of charge to shellfish farms for more than five decades, drawing from collection of 230 strains, among them those that are most important for young oysters and clams.
Commercial clammer Rosemary Louden asked how the Long Island Sound Blue Plan would impact the business that’s been in her husband Jay’s family for the past 100 years. At the May 14 public meeting on the plan, she learned that the historic Louden commercial shellfish beds in Greenwich are considered “significant human use areas” that would gain protection from any proposals that would impact them.
Anoushka Concepcion, aquaculture extension specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant, is interviewed about kelp farming by WHYY public radio station Reporter Alan Yu for an episode of the podcast, “The Ocean and Us.”
The public is invited to six regional meetings and a film premier event over the next eight weeks to learn about and comment on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.