NOROTON RIVER FISH PASSAGE
American shad, alewife and blueback herring once were common in the Noroton River. When Route 95 was built the construction blocked spawning fish.
Nature is resilient, and with your help, the fish will run again!
Your contribution to Save the Sound will restore fish passage through the I-95 culvert. It will also provide a unique opportunity to educate youth, citizens and leaders about the important migrations supported by local rivers, and ways they can lend a hand.
Construction is slated to begin in the late summer of 2016. It cannot go forward without you. Help construct a weir; baffle the culvert; install scour-preventing rip rap to the downstream side of the culvert; build a four-pool rock ramp; and extend a retaining wall. You'll also support communications, program administration, and engineering of the fishway.
Approximately $400,000 has been secured from state and federal funders. The Darien Land Trust, Save the Sound's local partner, is pitching in. Your contribution will help bridge the gap.
Give today, fish will spawn again in the Noroton River!