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The mission of CUSH, Inc. (Clean Up Sound and Harbors) is to clean up and protect Fisher's Island Sound and its coves, inlets, bays, rivers and harbors. Read More >

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Local towns explore natural turf management

By Michael Souza
Publication: The Mystic River Press Photo of Local towns explore natural turf management

For years, amateurs and professionals alike have relied on chemical fertilizers and herbicides to get that thick green grass that makes them the pride of the neighborhood. However, it has been proven these supplements degrade water quality, thus it might be time to rethink those methods.


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Environmental Group Will Underwrite Natural Turf Management Workshop For Area Town Managers

-- Focus on Soil Health and Safety--

STONINGTON, CT – Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH) announced today that it will underwrite a daylong workshop on natural lawn and turf management for town managers responsible for parks and playgrounds in Stonington, North Stonington, Groton and Westerly.  The workshop, Natural Turf Management: A Systems Approach, is designed to improve the health of individuals and communities through the adoption of organic turf care practices. 

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Testing By Environmental Group Reveals Healthy and Unhealthy Water In Fishers Island Sound

STONINGTON, CT – Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH) announced today that water quality in four estuaries of Fishers Island Sound, a narrow body of water at the eastern end of Long Island Sound, varies widely from excellent to poor, and that summer levels of inorganic nitrogen—the main culprit in algae blooms and oxygen depletion--were excessive. 

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Water Quality of Four Estuaries in Coastal Stonington and Mystic CT

This report, which covers the years 2008-2013, represents the most comprehensive set of publicly available water-quality data collected by a single organization in Stonington coastal waters. The purpose of the CUSH water monitoring program is to assess the current and long-term health of local waters, to identify ongoing trends, and to track identifiable sources of pollution. The report is available as an Executive Summary and Full Report. Full Report contains site specific analysis and graphics.

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