New tide gates slated along West River in New Haven

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: River, Water

One of the largest wetlands-restoration efforts in a Connecticut urban area is under way along the West River between Route 1 and Chapel Street, where three new self-regulating tide gates soon will restore more natural salinity to 50 acres of lush tidal marsh.

The West River taken from the West River Memorial Park in New Haven

Connecticut Fund for the Environment, based in New Haven, is managing the project, which is financed by more than $600,000 in federal stimulus dollars, said Gwen Macdonald, CFE’s habitat-restoration director.

For more on this story, visit: New tide gates slated along West River in New Haven- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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