Invasive Species

Sen. Blumenthal Seeks Funding for CT River Hydrilla Control

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on June 3 that he is leading an effort to secure $100 million over four years in federal funding for a multistate effort to control hydrilla in the Connecticut River watershed. In an event at Harbor Park in Middletown, Blumenthal said he is seeking an urgent fiscal year 2022 appropriation for […]

Connecticut Residents Asked to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

(HARTFORD, CT)- The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) have been notified that several Connecticut residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be invasive plant species. The […]

Invasive Crabs Threaten Connecticut’s Shores

Have you seen this crab before? This is a Chinese Mitten Crab – named for its fury, mitten-like claws.  These crabs have started to appear in Connecticut’s shores raising concerns as they are an invasive species that can cause a lot of costly environmental damage. Want to learn more? Check out this article: Invasive Crabs Threaten […]