Conservation

Protection and care of the Quinnipiac Meadows and Long Wharf Nature Preserves and environmental programming

Organization: 
New Haven Land Trust
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
10 000.00
Description: 
To support the protection and care of the Quinnipiac Meadows and Long Wharf Nature Preserves, as well as to support efforts to acquire additional preserve property and increase outreach programming, volunteer events, and Schooner programs that engage the local community with the Quinnipiac River and its surrounding environments.

Monitoring of marsh surface elevations, salinity and vegetation

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Amount: 
13 100.00
Description: 
To support the monitoring of marsh surface elevations as well as the salinity and vegetation in one lobe of the marsh, and to support analysis of vegetation change and surveying of marsh migration at the Quinnipiac Meadows Preserve.

Monitor the ecology of songbirds in the Quinnipiac River watershed

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Amount: 
11 500.00
Description: 
To support the establishment of bird nest boxes at multiple locations in the Quinnipiac River watershed and monitor the ecology of songbirds that breed in the watershed.

Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve and Schooner Summer Camp

Organization: 
New Haven Land Trust
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Amount: 
15 000.00
Description: 
To support expanding the trail network, conservation management plan, and educational programming of Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve and expanding the Schooner Summer Camp programming.

Lower Quinnipiac Access & Advocacy activities

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central CT
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
10 000.00
Description: 
To support Lunch and Learn sessions for municipal department of public works crews in the lower Quinnipiac watershed for best practices in stormwater pollution prevention; enforcement of public access site at Little River, a Quinnipiac tributary at Lowe's on Route 80 in New Haven; education of phosphorus control; and monitoring of pollution and diversion permits.

Informational signage, and educational programs and printed materials about North Haven's Tidal Marsh Trail

Organization: 
North Haven Trail Association
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
5 000.00
Description: 
To support informational signage, as well as educational programs and printed materials about North Haven's Tidal Marsh Trail.

Educational programming and volunteer events at the Quinnipiac Meadows and Long Wharf Nature Preserves

Organization: 
New Haven Land Trust, Inc.
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
16 000.00
Description: 
To support educational programming and volunteer events at the Quinnipiac Meadows and Long Wharf Nature Preserves and as well as to support the process of acquiring land adjacent to Quinnipiac Meadows.

Purchase a 20.8 acres addition to Quinnipiac River State Park

Organization: 
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Date Issued: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Amount: 
13 000.00
Description: 
to support the purchase of a a 20.8 acres addition to Quinnipiac River State Park in North Haven.

Study of sediment accretion and elevation change in the Quinnipiac marshes

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
13 500.00
Description: 
To support the study of sediment accretion and elevation change in the Quinnipiac marshes, and for a wildlife-exclusion experiment to test the hypothesis that herbivory is preventing vegetation from recolonizing mudflat areas.

Benches and enhancements to informational signage along Phase III of the trail

Organization: 
Quinnipiac River Linear Trail Advisory Committee
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
5 000.00
Description: 
To support the purchase of additional benches along Phase III of the trail which will add 1.25 miles to Fireworks Island as well as graphic art designs for the informational sign to showcase history, natural history, and location information.

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