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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.

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.

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!