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Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop

June 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


River Continuity in the Greater Thames River Watershed

Registration is now open for the 18th annual Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop. The cost of
this year’s Floating Workshop is $25, and will include a light lunch. Pre-registration required.
River continuity is an important ecological concept. During this
workshop, we will learn from CT DEEP fisheries biologists how
dams, bridges and culverts can be become barriers to fish passage,
fragmenting the stream habitat, about their ongoing efforts to reverse
these issues, and what you can do locally to prevent further
fragmentation of riverine habitat. Flood plains are a natural part of a
river system and you will learn about an ongoing flood plain mapping
project in the Shetucket River watershed from the USGS. Learn how
upstream land use practices as far north as Massachusetts can impact
water quality in the Thames River from Project O staff, who have been
collecting water quality data in the Thames River for decades. The
workshop will include a river bottom grab sample demonstration, so you will get a hands-on introduction to the
underwater critters that rely on good water quality to survive. In the casual atmosphere of this event while on
board the Project Oceanology Envirolab and cruising on the Thames River, you will be able to interact with the
conservation professionals from many different agencies and organizations that are involved in natural resource
conservation in the greater Thames River watershed.

This workshop is being is sponsored in part by Project Oceanology, Millennium Power through The Last Green
Valley and in partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, and the Chelsea Groton
Foundation. For more information, call Jean Pillo at 860-928-4948 or email at
Registration must be received by June 8, 2018. Any late registrations must be confirmed through Jean Pillo.
Registration is limited to 56 passengers. Please make your check payable to the Eastern Connecticut
Conservation District, and mail it with the completed registration form below to:
TRBP Floating Workshop, c/o ECCD, 238 West Town Street, Norwich CT 06360


June 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Eastern Connecticut Conservation District


UConn Avery Point
1084 Shennecossett Rd
Groton, CT 06340 United States
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