New Haven Marsh Restoration Completed

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro addressing the crowd at the celebration and volunteer planting to commemorate the completion of the West River Tidal Restoration Project in New Haven. Photo/Save the Sound

New Haven Register: The weather was for the ducks Saturday and appropriately so. Save the Sound members and local and state officials flocked to Edgewood Park Duck Pond in the rain to celebrate the completion of the largest urban tidal restoration project in New England.

Volunteers getting their orders at the native planting along the newly-enhanced Edgewood Park duck pond. Photo/Save the Sound

Save the Sound, a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, re-established more than 80 acres of tidal marsh and seven miles of river habitat for fish and other wildlife by restoring tidal flow to the West River. To further help, volunteers planted about 6,000 marsh plants Saturday at the duck pond that will hold back sediment and provide nutrients and a food source for wildlife.

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