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  • MS4 Work from UConn CLEAR Featured MS4 Work from UConn CLEAR Featured
    The latest issue of Interstate Waters from New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) arrived, and the MS4 support program for communities from the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research are the cover story. Read the full issue: http://bit.ly/InterstateWaters #UConnImpact #UConnExtension
    Posted on February 28, 2020
  • Is your water safe to drink? Is your water safe to drink?
    Posted on December 23, 2019 by Michael Dietz If you are like most people, as long as water comes out of the tap, you don’t give it much thought. If your water is supplied by a water company, stringent testing is required by law, and you will periodically receive results of the testing. If you […]
    Posted on February 26, 2020
  • February is Heart Health Month February is Heart Health Month
    February is National Heart Health Month! Did you know that walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active? With each step, you improve your mental and physical health. Research has shown that simply being outdoors can help brighten your mood, and relieve stress. And walking can have a significant impact […]
    Posted on February 24, 2020
  • Journey of A Climate Corps Student Journey of A Climate Corps Student
    Posted on January 24, 2020 by Juliana Barrett By Sarah Schechter Major Choices I entered UConn as a Natural Resources Major, knowing I wanted to focus on the environment, but unsure of the exact path I wanted to follow. When choosing classes during my orientation session in Summer 2017, it was recommended that I take […]
    Posted on February 21, 2020
  • Do I cut the bare hydrangea sticks or not? Do I cut the bare hydrangea sticks or not?
    Posted by uconnladybug under Gardening  During the winter, my hydrangea looks dead. It has lost all of its leaves, as it should, but I am now left with a bunch of bare sticks. Normally when you see this, the urge is to cut them back to the ground. DON’T prune them now. Those dead looking […]
    Posted on February 19, 2020
  • Rooting for Root Vegetables Rooting for Root Vegetables
    We’re rooting for winter with root recipes from our Put Local On Your Tray program. Visit https://putlocalonyourtray.uconn.edu/root-recipes/ to find some warm, filling and nutritious ideas for how to cook carrots, parsnips, beets, radish, or another root vegetable.
    Posted on February 17, 2020
  • Granby 4-H Members Reaching Their Community and Beyond Granby 4-H Members Reaching Their Community and Beyond
    Our Granby 4-H Robotics club is part of UConn 4-H Hartford County, and the only VEX Robotics team in New England. They are reaching out to their community and beyond with their 4-H projects. Watch the video to see the team in action.
    Posted on February 14, 2020
  • CT Trail Census Data Builds Communities CT Trail Census Data Builds Communities
    “The Connecticut Trail Census data has been indispensable in communicating the positive impacts of the Still River Greenway to the Brookfield community;” states Joei Grudzinski, Co-Chairman of the Brookfield Parks and Recreation Commission. “In particular, the recent user survey indicated strong support among adult bike riders for our initiative to extend the trail.” The Connecticut Trail Census is a program of […]
    Posted on February 12, 2020
  • Why We Need Local Food in our Schools Why We Need Local Food in our Schools
    Who wants local food in schools, and why? We’re partnering with 81 school districts in Connecticut through our Put Local On Your Tray program, and helping them to source local food from Connecticut farms. This short video explains the importance of local food in our schools: https://youtu.be/v9QrMjryulY   #UConnImpact
    Posted on February 10, 2020
  • What is that Brown Bug in my House? What is that Brown Bug in my House?
    What is that brown bug in my house?   “Those are stink bugs, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs to be exact. They come into homes in the fall to spend the winter in a resting state. They come in through attic vents, cracks and crevices, down chimneys and can crawl under siding making their way inside. […]
    Posted on February 7, 2020
  • Applications are Open for NRCA Program Applications are Open for NRCA Program
    Applications are now open for the UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA). The NRCA engages high school students and adult volunteers in environmental education and service learning. Participants explore natural resource science and carry out a local conservation project in/around their own towns throughout Connecticut. View these short videos about the NRCA Conservation Ambassador Program […]
    Posted on February 5, 2020
  • New option for taking nitrogen samples New option for taking nitrogen samples
    Posted on January 24, 2020 by Amanda Ryan There wasn’t a cheap and simple way to take field measurements of Total Nitrogen (TN).  Samples had to be sent to a lab – until now! To help reduce water quality testing costs, CT DEEP agreed to allow MS4 communities to use less expensive field tests for […]
    Posted on February 3, 2020
  • Coastal Certificate Program Coastal Certificate Program
    Registration is now being accepted for this year’s Coastal Certificate Program, titled “Pathways from Source to Sea — How Gardens Can Make the Connection.” It will take place in March at Connecticut College in New London. A series of four evening classes with a field trip, students will learn about coastal environmental issues, rethinking their […]
    Posted on January 31, 2020
  • Job Opening – Communication Coordinator Job Opening – Communication Coordinator
    Job Opening – Communication Coordinator (Accepting applications until Feb 12, 2020)   UConn Extension’s Sustainable Food Systems program is actively seeking to fill a newly created position of Communication Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who is versatile, responsive, and demonstrates an interest in local food and farms in Connecticut.  Download […]
    Posted on January 30, 2020
  • UConn Recruiting Hydroponic Greenhouse Growers UConn Recruiting Hydroponic Greenhouse Growers
    The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team are conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the U.S. Your participation will help better understand how microbes interact in roots and potentially identify beneficial microbes that reduce the […]
    Posted on January 29, 2020

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  3. 3/3 CLIR: Location, Where You Love Can Affect Your Health
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