DEEP: Housatonic NRD photos

Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan
Project Photos
 
Photos Courtesy of Mike Dudek
{image of water leveler at Carse Brook} {image of water leveler at Carse Brook}
 Water leveler at Carse Brook
{Woodduck box} {woodduck box}
{woodduck box} {woodduck box}
Wood duck boxes and installation.
{Carse Brook kiosk}
{Carse Brook kiosk}
Kiosk at Carse Brook restoration site.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Patty Mota, Town of New Fairfield
{ball pond} {trail at ball pond}
The bridge at Ball Pond.
The trail at Ball Pond.
{native grasses at ball pond}
Native grasses at Ball Pond.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Michael H. Horbal
{Construction of the current break boulders at the canoe/kayak launch site. Route 8 overpass in the background.} {A flock of ducks enjoying the river is a common scene.}
Construction of the current break boulders at the canoe/kayak launch site. Route 8 overpass in the background. A flock of ducks enjoying the river is a common scene.
{Expanded walkways for fishing access.} {Improvement to walkway near the launch area.}
Improvements include expanded walkways for fishing access.
Improvement to walkway near the launch area.
 
 
Photos courtesy of USFWS
{Harwinton fishing access} {Harwinton riparian habitat}
An angler enjoys newly protected fishing access along the Naugatuck River in Harwinton.
Nearly 10 acres of riparian habitat have been conserved in Harwinton to protect the river and provide fishing access.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Elaine Hecht, USFWS, and Salisbury Association Land Trust
{Belter properties Salisbury} {Farmland along Housatonic}
Lou Hecht (left) and George Massey (right), co-chairmen of the Salisbury Association Land Trust and Tim Abbott (center) of the Housatonic Valley Association, at the newly protected 39-acre Belter property in Salisbury, Connecticut.
The Housatonic Valley Association utilized funds to protect twenty acres of farmland along the Housatonic River in Sharon.
{Sycamore Meadow} {Sign at Sycamore Meadow}
Second growth after first cutting at Sycamore Meadows. Sign at Sycamore Meadows.
{Student volunteers}
Local high school VO-AG team at work.
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Association
{fish ladder repair}
River Logic Solutions, Inc. installed the new fishway at Furnace Brook.
{Steeppass Unit} {Fish Ladder Baffles}
Positioning the three Steeppass units
The baffles of the fish ladder allow native brook trout to more easily pass through the culvert and return to primordial spawning grounds.
 
{student volunteer planting native trees and shrubs} {student volunteer planting native trees and shrubs}
{volunteers planting native trees and shrubs}
{student volunteer planting native trees and shrubs}
{group of volunteers}
{group of volunteers}
{volunteers conducting macroinvertebrate study}
{student volunteers looking for macroinvertebrates}
Trout Unlimited volunteers were joined by 5th graders and their teachers from the local elementary
school to plant native trees and shrubs and conduct a macroinvertebrate study.
 
 
Photo courtesy of USFWS
{Flood plain along Housatonic River}
A 25-acre floodplain along the Housatonic River in New Milford was permanently protected by the Northwest Conservation District. A parking area and trail have been installed to provide access to the public.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Kristina Snurkowski
{The CT DEEP WHAMM Unit} {Pools created for wildlife use are a tenth to a quarter-acre in size and average 6-18 inches deep.}
The CT DEEP WHAMM Unit's low ground pressure excavators are busy creating shallow pools for wildlife on the Power Line Marsh.
Pools created for wildlife use are a tenth to a quarter-acre in size and average 6-18 inches deep.
{A finished pool created for wildlife use. Excavated material is pushed to an upland edge or spread and groomed on the adjacent marsh which revegetates in one to two growing seasons.}
A finished pool created for wildlife use. Excavated material is pushed to an upland edge or spread and groomed on the adjacent marsh which revegetates in one to two growing seasons.
 
 
 
Photos courtesy of TTOR and Salisbury Association Land Trust
{shady maple farm} {shady maple farm}
The 77-acre Shady Maple Farm in Salisbury was protected by the Trustees of Reservations, the Nature Conservancy and a number of other partners with partial funding from the Trustees.
{Grossman Farm}
The Nature Conservancy and the Salisbury Association Land Trust completed the purchase of a conservation restriction on a 22-acre parcel of riverfront land in Salisbury, Over a quarter of a mile of riverfront and river bottom were protected with the purchase.
 
 
Twenty students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School planted more than 140 shrubs and saplings as part of the Trout Unlimited (TU) project to restore riparian habitat on the Salmon Kill River. TU hopes to rehabilitate floodplain forest and riparian forested habitat, restore eroded stream banks, and enhance in-stream habitat to benefit native brook trout and wild brown trout populations. All photos courtesy of Trout Unlimited.
  {Before planting} {image of students watering plants}
Area before planting.
A bucket brigade to water the plants.
{students planting} {group photo of student volunteers}
Students hard at work planting!
Group photo of the student volunteers.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Town of New Milford and USFWS
{Pond after treating for phragmites}
{Sega Meadows trail}
Pond at Sega Meadows after treating invasive phragmites.
Trail at Sega Meadows.
{Sega Meadows bike path} {dock at Sega Meadows}
The new bike path at Sega Meadows Park is popular for cyclists.
Dock at Sega Meadows.
 
 
Photos courtesy of Dennis Larkin
{image of new Wimisink boardwalk} {image of new Wimisink boardwalk}
Wimisink Preserve Boardwalk, Sherman, CT.
 
Youngsfield Park Riverwalk and Greenway
Photos courtesy of Molly Sperduto, USFWS and Dan Stanton, Town of Milford.
{Image of the riverwalk at Youngsfield Park.}    
Riverwalk at Youngsfield Park, New Milford, CT.
{Image of the dock at youngsfield park in New Milford.}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
River dock at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of Flotilla using the boat launch.}
Residents kayaking and enjoying the boat launch at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of the celebration trail sign at Youngsfield Park.}
Celebratory trail sign before it was set up at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of boat launch and plantings.}
Plantings by the boat launch at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of the celebration event at the pier}
Residents who attended the celebration event enjoying the view from the pier at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of walkers on the trail.}
Walkers usining the trail at Youngsfield Park.
{Image of riverwalk plantings.}
Riverwalk plantings at Youngsfield Park.
 
 
Content last updated on May 11, 2018.