River's edge in Old Lyme, Kathleen DeMeo
Over its 50-year history, the Connecticut River Gateway Commission, together with partners, has protected over 1,000 acres of land within the Zone valued at over $10 million.
Land use regulations have been adopted to protect the area’s beauty, and projects have been funded to explore ways to address environmental issues.
Here are a few of the Gateway Commission’s success stories.
Riparian Buffer Protection
For years, ecologists tried to pass legislation to require riparian buffers along the state’s rivers, streams, and wetlands. Their goal was to require that vegetation…
The Problem with Phragmites
Many of us admire the tall, tassel-topped marsh grass along our river shores, thinking it is part of the native habitat. But, most likely, we…