Solving the Connecticut River's Aquatic Invasives: CT ERT Webinar Series

June 15 | 4-4:30p

Part One: Rationale for Aquatic Invasives Management - Boating & Connecticut River Conservancy

June 18 | 4-4:30p

Part Two: Economics of the Lower Connecticut River - Natural Resource Protection of the Lower Connecticut River Valley

June 22 | 4-4:30p

Part Three: Advocacy and Outreach on Aquatic Invasives - Regional & Local

June 25 | 4-4:30p

Part Four: Conditions on the Connecticut River: 2019 Hydrilla Survey & Mapping - Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Over the last few years, you've may have traveled the Connecticut River by small boat or kayak on a summer's day and stepped out toward the boat launch or beach, or your motor/paddle becomes snared in a sludge of green matted vegetation or thorny vined large leafed aquatic plants. These invaders clinging to your boat or feet are not natural to the river. They are aquatic invasive plant species that threaten to take over the Connecticut River's coves and tributaries -- and if left unchecked, other lakes, ponds, and rivers in Connecticut.

CT RC&D's Environmental Review Team hosted four webinars for folks to learn about this serious issue from professionals and volunteers, including signature presentations from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Connecticut River Conservancy, and UConn's Sea Grant Program. Attendees learned about existing conditions and how to contribute to the education and management of this overwhelming threat to Connecticut's signature river.

For questions, please contact Jeanne at

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CT River Aquatic Invasives Webinar Recordings

Check out the four-part series on our YouTube channel by clicking the link below.