Posts Tagged ‘ Salisbury ’

Salisbury Farm Gets $10,000 Grant

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Shady Maple Farm in Salisbury will share in a statewide $880,327 grant program that seeks to support farmers and expand Connecticut’s agricultural economy.

Students using bugs to test water quality in Salmon Kill

Jan 19th, 2014 | By
The Salmon Kill is a picturesque stream in northwest Connecticut and holds native brook trout from its source to the Housatonic River. The headwater streams of Salmon Creek contain brook trout. Downstream, however, conditions change, as the stream meanders through open agricultural lands and the stream gets wider-- streambanks are eroded and stream temperatures increase. The stream is wide and shallow with little suitable trout habitat. Historically, the cold water of Salmon Kill Creek would have helped to cool the iconic Housatonic River, providing a respite to trout that hover near cold tributaries in the depth of summer.

About 30 students will develop baseline water quality assessments for the two small watersheds, learn how to assess watersheds and water quality by comparing the data from the two watersheds, develop long-term data for use in student research projects, and develop a sense of stewardship for their local streams.

Trail visions — CT to Montreal?

Oct 23rd, 2010 | By

There is talk about how, someday, there will be a high-speed train from Connecticut to Montreal. How about a low-speed trail — for bicycles and hikers — that would do the same thing? That’s the vision — eventually — of the Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail, a 45-mile bicycle trail that would run on back-country roads

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