Connecticut River

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.

3 harbors, lobsters and shad in 30th anniversary issue

The Fall-Winter 2018-19 issue explores the past, present and future of Long Island Sound with in-depth stories on Norwalk, New Haven and Niantic harbors, plus a look at two of the Sound’s iconic species: lobsters and shad.

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.