The role oysters play in the health of Long Island Sound

December 3, 2021 – Connecticut Public Listen here More than $100 million in federal infrastructure funds will go towards protecting and preserving Long Island Sound. Hear from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey about spending plans, Save the Sound’s priorities, and why oysters are so unique. Plus, Norm Bloom of Copps Island Oysters explains why conservation is his […]


The Rotary Club of Mystic has announced the nine area 501(c)3 organizations awarded grants from their 2021 Fall Grant Cycle. Each year the Rotary Club of Mystic conducts two grant cycles (spring and fall) for which area 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply.  This fall cycle awarded a total of $8,800. All funds earned through the Rotary […]

Save the Sound receives funds for Ledyard fishway design

December 08. 2020 Ledyard — The design stage for a new migratory fishway on Whitford Brook will begin early next year, thanks to an award from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.The $172,000 grant was awarded to Save the Sound for the project, along with additional funds for the Hutchinson River watershed in New York. […]

Grading the bays

The New London Day 10/12/2020 Save the Sound, a nonprofit that in various forms has made waves about the health of Long Island Sound waters for decades, recently issued its 2020 report card on the state of the Sound. This time, however, in addition to reporting on the main body of the Sound, the study includes results of water […]

Long Island Sound Report Card: region’s bays range from A to D-

By Kimberly DrelichThe New London Day 10/10/2020 The eastern basin of Long Island Sound ranks high for water quality, as it benefits from lower population density in the region and natural tidal flushing from the ocean, according to the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card released this past week by Save the Sound. The eastern basin earned […]

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019 Nutrient contributions of the Westerly and Pawcatuck wastewater treatment plants to Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River are quantified to understand their role in the proliferation of theinvasive macroalgae Cladophora. Collaborating with the organization Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH), the work will be used to provide robustmanagement […]

2018 Integrated Water Quality Report

Connecticut DEEP 7/2019 All estuarine waters were re-assessed for this reporting cycle using the most recent available information. Dissolved oxygen data collected during the summers of 2016-2017 were used for this reporting cycle assessments. Beach closure information obtained from CT DPH for the 2015-2016 beach seasons was used for the assessment cycle. The Growing Area […]

CUSH to present annual award to organic land care expert

The New London Day 6/10/2019 Stonington — Clean up Sound and Harbors will present Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics, a nationally recognized expert on organic land care, with its SEA STAR award at its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 15 at the Latitude 41 restaurant on Route 27 in Mystic. Osborne is being […]

2019 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference

Connecticut DEEP 4/5/2019 Celebrating 20 Years of Volunteer Water Monitoring in CT The 2019 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference was held on April 5, 2019 at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT.  The conference was the second such conference to be organized by the CT DEEP in collaboration with partners to celebrate volunteer water monitoring in Connecticut.  The 2019 […]

Little Narragansett Bay research probes a vexing community problem

Story and photos by Judy BensonSea Grant Connecticut 11/30/2018 Popular for boating, fishing and swimming, Little Narragansett Bay has been plagued in recent years by a nuisance green algae, Cladophora, that spreads across the sea floor in blankets up to three feet thick in some areas, virtually smothering out all other life except for tiny marine insects […]