The Steering Committee for the proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve announced the opening of the public comment period for two critical documents in the federal approval process.
The Thames River Heritage Park and Connecticut Sea Grant are celebrating Connecticut Trails Day on June 5 by inviting people to visit one or more of the four park sites where they can enjoy a self-guided, educational activity and receive a complimentary harbor cruise ticket for the heritage park water taxi.
Connecticut will be hosting a virtual scoping meeting for the public on Aug. 4 to provide the public with information on the proposed reserve and to seek input on issues that the Environmental Impact Statement on the CT NERR should consider.
The Thames River Heritage Park and Connecticut Sea Grant are inviting people to solve a word puzzle while exploring historic sites in New London and Groton by completing one or more of the four Thames River Quests any time this summer.
Syma Ebbin, research coordinator for Connecticut Sea Grant, will join two others involved in the development of the Blue Heritage Trail in a presentation about the project at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Groton Congregational Church.
About 100 people participated in the Thames River Quest on June 1, enjoying free water taxi rides between Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Thames Street in Groton and the Downtown Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, where each of the four legs of the treasure-hunt style educational hike were located.
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.
Connecticut Sea Grant has joined 16 historic and cultural organizations that have signed on as stakeholders in the Thames River Heritage Park.
The Thames River Quest, three treasure hunt-style hikes sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant, the Thames River Heritage Park and The Day, drew 151 participants from towns throughout southeastern Connecticut and beyond on June 2.