Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut
Habitat Restoration

Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut

Today’s guest post comes from Gregory Ostrinski, a seasonal field scientist monitoring dam removal sites for Save the Sound and CT DEEP.  Dams in Connecticut are interwoven with the history of America, playing an important role in the industrialization that helped to make New England what it is today. Starting with settlers in the 1600s, dams have … Continue reading

Fridays in the Field: Getting to Know the Sea Lamprey
Fisheries & Aquatic Life / Fridays in the Field

Fridays in the Field: Getting to Know the Sea Lamprey

Today’s guest post comes from Hillary Ballek, field scientist at CFE/Save the Sound. Hillary monitors dam removal sites within Connecticut to assess biological health of streams and wetland areas. The sea lamprey is an anadromous species of fish native to the Connecticut River, migrating from the ocean to fresh water streams to spawn during the … Continue reading

How Science Won (So Far) in a Small-Town Battle Over Drinking Water
Drinking Water / Uncategorized

How Science Won (So Far) in a Small-Town Battle Over Drinking Water

Liz Raisbeck, formerly Sr. Vice President at National Audubon Society, now retired to Groton, shares the story of how local citizens persuaded the Zoning Commission to strengthen drinking water protections. It is rare for town regulatory matters to take on the trappings of soap opera, but that is what happened when Groton’s Zoning Commission (ZC) … Continue reading