June 11, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

What’s the point of a fish ladder if you don’t give their food a way to swim upstream too? Folks along the Oyster river in Connecticut take their conservation pretty seriously. “Pumps, valves and hoses attached to the contraption keep a stream of river water flowing through at a ‘just-right’ speed — not too fast, not too slow — to entice the eels to swim in, driven by a primal urge to reach the freshwater ponds and lakes upstream, where they will spend several years growing into adults.” Judy Benson on TheDay.com.