Go Plant Dune Grasses: It's a Good Project
Save the Sound needs up to 30 volunteers for an upcoming habitat restoration project. Come help us transplant native dune grass at the mouth of Bride Brook!
Friday, September 11th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, CT
Tools and refreshments will be provided. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kierran Broatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This dune grass planting is the first stage in a significant restoration project. Bride Brook hosts one of the premier river herring runs in the state. Currently, the herring swim through two metal pipes and under a dune system in order to get from Long Island Sound to their fresh water spawning habitat. However, these pipes are beginning to collapse. This fall, the eroding pipes will be replaced with an open channel and large box culvert, which will allow better tidal flow and an assured fish migration. The adjoining marsh system will be healthier as well.
Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, received funding for this project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Parks Division of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection will manage the construction project.
Volunteer & Outreach Associate
Save the Sound, a program of CFE
205 Whitney Ave., 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 787-0646 Ext. 113