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Coming Attractions

The inaugural issue of Estuary Magazine, Life on the Connecticut River, will focus 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. 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”

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In every issue, you’ll read stories about…

Learn about people from the CT River watershed who leave their mark on the river and on the world. … like artists, inventors, scientists, engineers and educators. Read about the key people behind current efforts to preserve the river and their work to enhance our river experience.

Read about real people living on the river, their lives, their homes, their avocations. Learn about what they have contributed to the culture of the river through their art, their photography, their poetry.

Read stories about the rich history of the Connecticut River; stories of early colonial settlers, native Indian tribes, their art and culture, the history of river steamboats, shipbuilding, covered bridges and more. All beautifully illustrated with photographs, maps and artwork.

Read about all of the seasonal joys of river recreation: fly fishing in the spring, frostbite sailing in the winter, kayak and canoe trips, riverside bicycle tours and camping.

Read about river birding, winter geese, eagles and their habitat, where to best find and photograph birds along the river, the osprey success story, the fall swallow phenomenon and more. Enjoy the world-class photography that illustrates these articles.

Read stories about efforts to improve the quality of the river waters, fish ladders, dam removal, invasive plants, restoring habitats, even the geology of the river from ancient times to today.