Estuary is for folks who care deeply about the Connecticut River, America’s only National Blueway.
… that you and many others like you have a deep interest in the Connecticut River … especially its:
RECREATIONAL OFFERINGS including birding, kayaking, photography, hiking, camping, boating and fishing;
HISTORY including its geological beginnings, Indian life, early settlers, the revolutionary war, the impact of the industrial revolution, and the impact of the Clean Water Act and the environmental movement that emerged in the 1970s;
FUTURE CHALLENGES including land conservation, water quality, and the environment for river plants, fish and wildlife.
By “River”, we mean all 410 miles from the Canadian border near Pittsburg, New Hampshire, to Old Saybrook, CT., including its tributaries, in fact its entire watershed.
We Believe …
60 Years Ago…
A Vital Source…
In 2012, the Connecticut River was designated America’s 1st National Blueway in recognition of successful restoration and preservation efforts. The river is a vital source because of its physical characteristics, the 3 million people who live in its watershed, its estimated 15,000 miles of tributary rivers, streams, and other waterways, and the opportunities each represents for recreational activities and scientific studies.
The Connecticut River is also important for what it is not: it is one of the longest rivers in the northern hemisphere with no deep sea port at its mouth, in part because of the significant silting activity there. This is good for the organic matter carried back up the river during rising tides, and for the same reason it makes it a poor location for a deep-water port, requiring costly frequent dredging.
Those interested mainly in archival data and the ability to research articles and blogs via digital means, and to correspond, via the most effective social media should be delighted.
Our editorial “departments” are based on community interests.
Canoe / Kayak
And finally, we will commission some of our own feature stories, and science/photo essays. When it comes to science reporting, our job is to communicate science in easy-to-read, non-scientific terms.
Did We Mention…
Estuary magazine will celebrate this imagery with world-class photography and design worthy of any print magazine you would like to see on your coffee table. There is no end to the visual beauty of the river, whether from professional photographers hanging out of helicopters, or really patient and good amateurs with the ability to find and film nature’s wonders on the nest, in the water, or about to have lunch.