Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

Gray tree frog —Maritime Aquarium photo

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more

Woodcock Nature Center hosts Hikes, Hops & Hooty

Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road, Wilton invites the community to Hikes, Hops & Hooty on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. This mini-fundraiser will support Woodcock’s resident animals which include three nonreleasable birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, and a barred owl), as well as nearly 30 teaching animals which include frogs, turtles, lizards … read more

Murphy, Blumenthal applaud EPA grant to monitor water quality at CT beaches

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) applaud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a $211,500 grant to the Connecticut Department of Public Health to monitor water quality along Connecticut’s coast. This federal grant will help protect and preserve the Long Island Sound. Under the Beaches … read more

Aquarion continues statewide search for environmental champions

As the May 1 nomination deadline for its eighth annual Environmental Champion Awards approaches, Aquarion Water Company is reminding schools, businesses, environmental organizations and the general public that nominations are still being accepted for outstanding voluntary achievements to protect and restore Connecticut’s natural environment.   The Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards will select a winner in five categories: Adult, Student (Grades … read more

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