Connecticut River

CT closer to establishing national research reserve

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has approved a network of state-owned properties and coastal waters in Lyme, Old Lyme, and Groton to be the site of the state’s first National Estuarine Research Reserve. This is the first major milestone in designating the area as the nation’s 30th reserve.

Explore new outlooks from Hudson to LI Sound to your yard

“Rethinking Relationships…with the places we love” is the theme for the Fall-Winter 2019-20 issue of Wrack Lines magazine. 

Sea Grant joins in 61st Essex Annual Shad Bake

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.

Sailing ship becomes classroom for Sea Grant experts, researchers

Leaders of partner organizations, town officials and individual stakeholders joined Connecticut Sea Grant on Oct. 5 for an on-the-water workshop aboard the Onrust, a replica of the vessel Dutch explorer Adraien Block sailed into Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River in the early 1600s.

Connecticut River Tidal Marshes CD-Rom

This CD is intended for K-12 teachers and educators only. It contains a colorful and informative Power Point presentation about the natural resources of the lower Connecticut River. The area was designated a wetland of international importance under the RAMSAR convention.  Contact Michelle MarcAurele or download order form.