In This Issue

The inaugural issue of Estuary Magazine, Life on the Connecticut River, is focused on the science and conservation of the river. It’s a good place to start because the life and health of the river has come a long way in the past 50 years. You can turn the pages of our first edition from the link on the Home Page. We hope you will enjoy it, and join our community with a subscription—you’ll be glad you did.

  • “Are Those Lily Pads?"

    Guess again. It’s the Invasive Water Chestnut. Judy Preston, scientist and writer, describes the dangers of several plants taking over sections of the river, and how to get rid of them. Read More

  • “What Can I Do?”

    Part 1 in a series by David Wordell, “Cleaning Up Junk Piles Along the River,” shows us what a single dedicated, tenacious person can do to clean up the river. Read More

  • “It’s All About the River’s Water Quality”

    A thoughtful interview in a boat with Dr. Andrew Fisk, executive director of the Connecticut River Conservancy. Read More

  • “Bald Eagles Along the Connecticut”

    John Buck is an expert on endangered species. Now with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, Buck provides a real status report on the Bald Eagle in the Connecticut River Watershed. Read More

  • “Meet the River…The Connecticut River”

    In a “getting to know you” way, author Sydney Williams provides a wide-ranging overview of the history, development, problems, and remarkable recovery of New England’s longest river. Read More

  • “The Shad Spirit”

    An early morning a cold mist lies over the Connecticut River. As the sun breaks through and the mist rises and there is shimmering on the water. Regularly, for a brief moment, the modern melds into the timeless and across the expanse of marshes… Read More