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Connecticut River Estuary

International, national, state and local designations proclaim the biological significance of this important river estuary - the place where this New England river meets Long Island Sound.  Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems on earth, harnessing and exporting the sun's energy through myriad life forms - many of which end up on our dinner tables!  The river also is an essential migratory pathway for fish and birds; in particular birds coming up the eastern coast will follow the river northward, relying on the abundance of fringing wetlands for fuel and rest.