Posts Tagged ‘ Sherwood Island ’

Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park receives upgrades

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday broke ground to renovate and modernize the pavilion at Sherwood Island State Park. “With important investments here at Sherwood Island and throughout our park system, we are helping make certain to provide first-rate outdoor recreation opportunities for our residents and visitors for many years to come,” Malloy said. For

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Purple Martins focus of banding project at Sherwood Island State Park

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

Where will the young Purple Martins nest next spring? Trying to answer that question was the driving force behind a banding project held Thursday at the new Purple Martin gourd colony at Sherwood Island State Park. Staff and volunteers from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Friends of Sherwood Island partnered to band,

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Gov. Malloy in Westport to celebrate state park system

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy came to Sherwood Island State Park Monday to mark the kickoff of a centennial celebration of Connecticut’s State Parks. Surrounded by a host of local and state politicians and financial supporters from People’s United Bank, the governor shared a few memories of his own, when as a child he came with

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In Westport, Blumenthal floats plan for Long Island Sound preserve

May 25th, 2012 | By

A “major part” of Long Island Sound would be designated a marine sanctuary and undersea preserve under a proposal announced by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal during a Sunday meeting of the Friends of Sherwood Island in Westport. “The idea is, instead of building new pipelines and new means of transporting energy and industrializing the Sound,

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CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty Talks at Sherwood Island State Park

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Daniel C. Esty, Commissioner of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), spoke on July 28, 2011 at the Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center. The event was co-sponsored by The Friends of Sherwood Island State Park and Green Village Initiative. This was one of the Sunset lecture series that the Friends of Sherwood Island hosts.

Disappearing Marshes Difficult to Remedy

Aug 28th, 2010 | By

Take your pick: Marshes are the “nurseries of life” or the “kidneys of the watershed,” said an expert on habitat restoration Thursday evening during a lecture titled “Long Island Sound: Restoring What Has Been Lost.” The impact of humans on the Sound has been significant, said Chris Cryder of Save The Sound, beginning with the

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