By: Rachel Chinapen

The urban oases project in the New Haven Harbor Watershed was recognized Wednesday as one of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s eight pilot partnerships across the nation aimed at connecting cities with nature.

The agency began the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative in 2011 to connect the 80 percent of Americans living in cities with the outdoors and nature. The initiative also aims to educate citizens about the service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. The agency works with more than 560 national wildlife refuges across the nation, including in Boston, Philadelphia and Denver. Read the full article at New Haven Register.