New Haven Marsh Restoration Completed
June 6, 2012
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.
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.