Mitten Crab Found in Connecticut Waters (Aug 3, 2012)
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental
A Chinese mitten crab was recently found
in Connecticut waters.
This is the first confirmed report of this
highly invasive crab in Connecticut waters.
In late June, the crab was collected from
the Mianus Pond fishway on the Mianus River
(Greenwich). Individuals finding a crab that
they suspect to be a Chinese
mitten crab should keep the crab on ice or freeze it
(please do not release the crab), note the
exact location it was found and report it
Ash Borer Found in Prospect and Naugatuck,
Connecticut (Jul 20, 2012)
of Energy & Environmental
ash borer (Agrilus
planipennis) found in Prospect, CT has
been confirmed by federal regulatory
officials. This is the first record of this
pest in Connecticut, which is added to 15 other
states where infestations have been detected.
Invasive Plants Council Annual Report
(Dec 31, 2011; 2.2 MB) and Cover
Letter (Dec 13, 2011; PDF | 29 KB)
University of Connecticut. Connecticut
Invasive Plant Working Group.
Aquatic Plant Workshops
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Invasive Plant Program.
Workshops are offered to
teach people how to identify invasive aquatic
plants that occur in Connecticut lakes.