Documentary Highlights Arrival of Invasive to the Lower Connecticut River

Invading the CT River- The Spread of Hydrilla from Emily DeLuca on Vimeo. More than 200 acres of the lower third of the Connecticut River is overgrown with hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant that spreads easily on the underside of boats, tangled in paddles and latched onto life-preservers. In 2019, the plant had yet to be identified in the river.  In an effort to halt the spread, State Representative Christine Palm, D-Chester, is calling for funds to develop a statewide, coordinated management plan. “What I realized was no one knows about it,” said Emily DeLuca, a freelance multimedia journalist and