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Visiting a New Nature Preserve in North Haven

We had an awesome time this morning visiting the new nature preserve at Brickyard Point in North Haven, which was formerly a highly polluted brownfield site (the Upjohn Chemical plant) that has now been reclaimed as a wetlands preserve and … Continue reading

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Rain Barrel Update – August 2021

We have new barrels available and the final rain barrel workshop of the season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at noon. This is for greater New Haven residents (New Haven, Hamden, East Haven, and Woodbridge), courtesy of the … Continue reading

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A River Speaks

The New Haven Bioregional Group began in 2005 as a collaborative effort to “walk the watersheds” of the Quinnipiac Bioregion. Our intellectual and spiritual guide, Peter Berg, built the edifice of bioregionalist philosophy on the foundation of watershed-based thinking and … Continue reading

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Rain Barrel Update – Aug. 2020

We have received a number of requests lately regarding rain barrels. Over the last four years, we have given out over 150 *FREE* rain barrels across New Haven and given dozens of demonstrations about installation of rain barrels and best … Continue reading

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‘Bringing In The Rain’ Stormwater Education Video

Controlling our stormwater runoff has been one of our top priorities over the last few years. Did you know that stormwater is the #1 source of pollution in most Connecticut waterways, and that millions of gallons of raw sewage flow … Continue reading

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Downsizing Donation Guide

We are very grateful to local eco-ally Elaine Piraino-Holevoet for compiling this informative “Downsizing Donation Guide” — a tremendous resource for anyone in the New Haven area looking to give away items to worthy nonprofits!

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NEW!!! ‘Zero Waste’ Guide for New Haven Area

Bioregional Group member Steve King (pictured below in Utah) has compiled a Comprehensive Guide to Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling in the New Haven area. We are very grateful to Steve for developing this tremendous resource. Read this NY Times story about why … Continue reading

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Vision for Mill River Trail Gets a Boost

An exciting project to connect different parts of the Mill River watershed with a pedestrian linkage got a major boost recently when the State of Connecticut approved a $289,000 grant for developing two sections of the proposed Trail. [Photo: Maria Tupper.] … Continue reading

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New Bioregional Mapping Project Takes Shape

What does it mean to be a bioregionalist? On March 19th, 2016, members of the Bioregional Group and other environmental, civic, and political organizations gathered at the First Unitarian Universalist Society at 608 Whitney Avenue, to consider that question through … Continue reading

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Bioregional Group Member Named Finalist for Prestigious Environmental Award

Domingo Medina, longtime Bioregional Group member and composter par excellence, has been selected as a finalist for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s “Green Circle” Award. The Awards ceremony will take place on May 23 in Hartford. Read … Continue reading

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