NRWC, in partnership with the Town of Waterford, CT DEEP Division of Forestry and the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, has installed a demonstration coastal riparian buffer at Mago Park on Mago Point. The purpose of this project is to show how a riparian buffer might look on any coastal property, and show the types of plants that are suitable for Connecticut’s coastal areas. The plants are native to New England, which means they are fully adapted to our climate, and do not require extra care or watering. They are salt-tolerant, and won’t be harmed by sea spray.
This project was funded in part by CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Division of Forestry through Connecticut’s participation in carbon dioxide allowances auctions, as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
A big thank you to volunteers from Dominion Millstone Environmental Lab, the University of Connecticut Marine Science Department, and volunteers from the local community for their assistance with this project!