August 15, 2019. Since 2014, Save the Sound, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, along with the towns of Meriden, Cheshire, and Southington have been working to restore the Quinnipiac River by removing three significant barriers to fish migration, sediment flow, and recreation. Five years later, all three barriers which included two abandoned dams and an old water pipe, have been removed. 36 of 38 miles of the Quinnipiac is once again accessible to migratory fish, as well as those who enjoy the river for recreation! On August 15, 2019 an educational sign dedicated to these effort was unveiled on a section of the Meriden Linear Trail.
The Quinnipiac River Trail nature guide will be available on-line to download soon. The numbered stops in the guide correspond with yellow markers along the trail.
For info on getting a fishing license, visit www.ct.wildlifelicense.com.
USGS National Water Information System Current Conditions: Connecticut
**Citizen Science Opportunity**
Help us with Trail Updates!
The Quinnipiac River Trail committee is looking for the public's help documenting the tree and debris blockages along the river using epicollect in hopes to get a better idea of where the tree snags are. If you would like to help us collect this valuable data, please follow the steps below:
Log in to the app
Click + Add Project and search for "Quinnipiac River Snag Reporting Survey"
Head out in the field and start entering your data!
Meet the Students on the Q
Juniors in Mrs. Picard's Wildlife Biology class at Lyman Hall High School in the Ag Science program, are working on a project, "View the Q," in which they intend to create a StoryMap illustrating what fish and wildlife occupy the Quinnipiac River. Check out this video of them setting up trail cameras and catching fish along the upper Quinnipiac. Stay tuned.
Last year, Lyman Hall Senior Fiona, mapped the Quinnipiac River and trail for her SAE project (Supervised Agricultural Experience).
A big help to Quinnipiac River and Trail Committee!