Stewardship Area

Shoreham – Wading River

August 21, 2012 — Wildwood State Park and Baiting Hollow tidal wetlands make up this Stewardship Area, and are home to a variety of important and rare habitats on the North Fork of Long Island. Apart from its unique ecological aspects, this Stewardship Area also offers great recreational opportunities for both daily visitors and campers. Read More

Sherwood Island

August 14, 2012 — The second most visited State Park in Connecticut, Sherwood Island is an expansive area for picnicking, guarded swimming, fishing and walking beautiful nature trails. Its Nature Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring interactive displays, thematic programs, weekly lectures and special events—which are always free admission. Read More

Plum and Gull Islands

August 13, 2012 — Plum Island, Great Gull Island, and Little Gull Island make up this Stewardship Area just off the northeast coast of Long Island. This Stewardship Area serves one of the highest concentrations of common terns in North America. Read More

Lloyd Neck

August 1, 2012 — The Lloyd Neck Stewardship Area consists of Caumsett State Park, a naturally diverse part of the North Shore of Long Island which provides many different habitat types for local flora and fauna as well as many recreational opportunities for visitors. Read More

Milford Point and Wheeler Marsh

July 31, 2012 — Milford Point and Charles Wheeler Wildlife Management Area are among the best wildlife viewing areas in Connecticut, serving as havens for rare migratory birds, fish, and bats alike. Birdwatchers frequent these sites to witness the tens of thousands of shorebirds that nest or migrate through here each year, including semipalmated sandpiper, sanderling, dunlin, semipalmated plover, and black-bellied plover. Read More

Nissequogue River

July 26, 2012 — The Nissequogue River Stewardship Area is comprised of Sunken Meadow State Park, Caleb Smith State Park, and Nissequogue River State Park. This Stewardship Area offers endless ecological benefits for Long Island Sound and a multitude of recreational opportunities. Read More

Barn Island

July 25, 2012 — Connecticut’s largest and most ecologically significant Wildlife Management Area, Barn Island is also the site of over 60 years of wetland research. It provides rare data on restoration efforts that continue to be utilized extensively by scientists and researchers while concurrently serving as a popular site for bird watching and outdoor exploration. Read More

Great Meadows

July 24, 2012 — The Great Meadows marsh complex, recognized by Audubon as an Important Bird Area, is a haven for many fish, rare plants, and more than 270 species of birds in need of nesting grounds or a migratory stopover point. It is also a popular passive recreation site, especially among birders. Read More

Mt. Sinai – Port Jefferson Harbors

July 23, 2012 — Port Jefferson Harbor and Mount Sinai Harbor are two of the busiest harbors along Long Island Sound in the Town of Brookhaven, NY. This Stewardship Area is known for its commercial and recreational opportunities, and provides entertainment and education for locals and visitors throughout the year. Read More

Charles Island

July 17, 2012 — Charles Island Natural Area Preserve is a small island with exceptional and rare bird life. Its 14 acres host one of the three largest heron and egret breeding colonies in Connecticut, and legend has it that Captain William Kidd buried treasure there. Read More

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