Public meetings are at the Canoe Brook Center (map) on the fourth Wednesday of the months September through June.

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Amphibians of Connecticut

Every frog and salamander is cool in it’s own way. Join Ranger Russ Miller from the Meigs Point Nature Center and learn all about Connecticut’s native amphibian species in this fun program and then vote for the one that you think is the coolest one of all.

Ranger Russ has worked for the CT DEEP as an environmental educator with the department since 1985, beginning at the Rocky Neck Nature Center and working there until 2001 when he took over as the director of the Meigs Point Nature Center. That center became a year round facility in 2005.

Throughout his time with the DEEP he has been bringing high-quality environmental education programs to millions of school children and park visitors at the Nature Center and at schools, fairs, and various special events.

Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.
Climate Change, SLAMM II, and Resiliency Planning

Long Island Sound’s saltmarshes provide critically important habitat for a variety of water-birds, yet are among the most vulnerable habitats to climate change. Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) is a mathematical model uses digital elevation data and other information to simulate potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines. SLAMM II adds additional factors including restrictions to march migration like culverts. David Kozak of the DEEP Office of Long Island Sound Programs will discuss how SLAMM II can be used to  predict concerns like road and wastewater plant flooding so that resiliency plans can be made.