Local Watershed Monitored, Thanks to Grant
The Quinnipiac River Fund Advisory Committee recommended seven organizations to receive a total of $120,600 in competitive grants in 2018.
The Canal Dock Boathouse provides access to the Quinnipiac River, Mill River and New Haven Harbor, including free programs for public school kids. Photo: Ian Christmann
Quinnipiac River Fund Continues to Preserve, Educate
The Quinnipiac River Fund Advisory Committee recommended seven organizations to receive a total of $120,600 in competitive grants in 2018. Funding was awarded to the New Haven Land Trust for expanding the River trail network; Connecticut Audubon Society for designing and implementing bioswales; and to Quinnipiac University for monitoring the ecology of songbirds that breed in the watershed and assessing the effects of industrial pollutants in the water and on fish. The River Advocates of South Central Connecticut received funding to make improvements to public access to the Little River, a Quinnipiac tributary. Yale University received support to monitor marsh surface elevations and analyze vegetation change, while North Guilford Studios was funded to create panoramic images along the Quinnipiac and its passive recreation trails. The Canal Dock Boathouse (pictured), which opened this summer, also received general operating support.
Click here to learn more about the Quinnipiac River Fund.