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Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders! These city cops and firefighters took time out their day to make a natural connection with youth in their community. Read how a first time collaboration led to a day of fun and learning in Hartford, Connecticut.

Connecticut River looknig north from the Samuel Morley Bridge, Orford, NH

It started two years ago as an experiment in combining big data with a big conservation vision for the 11,250 square-mile Connecticut River watershed. Today the experiment has evolved into Connect the Connecticut, a collaborative effort among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative and more than 30 partner agencies and organizations to conserve a network of lands and waters that sustain wildlife and people for generations to come.

White Rock fish mig day

World Fish Migration Day is May 21 and a day to celebrate keeping rivers open so fish can move freely; the completed Hurricane Sandy funded White Rock dam removal project on the Pawcatuck River (CT and RI) demonstrates letting the river run free while connecting waterways and protecting communities!