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  • Macroinvertebrates Collected In Water Quality Study

    “Riffle-dwelling benthic macroinvertebrate sampling project” is a mouthful.

    Put more simply, a private coldwater fisheries conservation group recently sponsored a field project during which volunteers armed with collection gear retrieved various examples of such tiny animals from local streams and rivers in seeking to gauge those waterbodies’ cleanliness, and thus suitability as trout habitat.

  • Trout In The Classroom

    To the Editor:

    As the school season wraps up for students across town, thoughts rapidly turn to everything unrelated to academics. But before we get too deep in the bliss of summer, I'd like to take a moment to thank all the teachers in Newtown who helped make Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom program so effective for our children. At Reed Intermediate School, Induk Song, Todd Stentiford, Jim Roodhuyzen, and Rich Neeb led a successful program for fortunate students.

  • Securing The Future Of A Pristine Deep Brook

    To the Editor:

    The Candlewood Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been working with town, state and federal agencies to protect the waters of Newtown for more than a decade. During that time we have raised over $250,000 for this work and community members have volunteered thousands of hours to restore and protect habitat along Deep Brook, the Pootatuck River, and Pond Brook.

  • Bringing A Stream Back To Life And Sunlight

    Slipping over a stone riverbed for the first time in decades is a tributary flowing through Dickinson Park. The stream now runs from a bog across Point O’ Rocks Road to Deep Brook, which winds through the park. Resurfaced in the fall of 2012, the stream had previously been piped underground.

    Thanks to past human handiwork, water that once traveled aboveground had disappeared.