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Experience The Sound to Feature 40+ Groups, Free Raw Bar, Family-Friendly Activities

The family-friendly event features 40+ groups, all with information and activities. The event is free and open to the public. There will be face painting, a free raw bar and tours of the schooner SoundWaters, a Marine Police boat, and a shellfish barge. Come learn about all the seps being taken to protect the Sound and its creatures. Continue Reading →

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Coast Guard Installs LED Lights at Great Captain’s Island

The flashing green light inside the lighthouse on Great Captain’s Island was installed in the cupola in 2012. “That’s a channel marker you’d normally find on a buoy. It’s a channel marker inside a lighthouse!” – Ian MacMillan, Greenwich Harbor Master Continue Reading →

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Greenwich’s First “Pollinator Pathway” Connects Natural Areas along North Street

The idea of a pollinator pathway is to connect natural areas by creating pollinator friendly pathways – enhanced with native flowers, shrubs and trees creating the feeding grounds for pollinators – bees, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, and other insects. Continue Reading →

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Don’t Miss the Shellfish Commission’s 12th Annual Experience the Sound Event

This year new participants include a seaweed farmer from The Kelp Farm with information and seaweed tasting, plus an oyster cage fishing boat, face painting a caricaturist, and much more. This is a great, family friendly event! Continue Reading →

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Letter: Adoption of State Water Plan is in Jeopardy; Water is a Public Trust Resource

“Adoption of the State Water Plan is in jeopardy. The opposition is being led by the water utilities and some legislators are listening. The utilities are concerned with language in the plan that refers to water as a public trust resource. …This language simply reflects current state statute.” – Denise Savageau Continue Reading →

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Supermoon Storm Surge Inundates Binney Pond and Its New Plantings

Conservation Commission director Denise Savageau said it’s difficult to know how much salt water intrusion there was in Binney Pond last week, given there was significant snow and rain coming downstream. The new plantings around the pond were completely submerged. Continue Reading →

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