Lawn programs to be offered in Stonington, Groton

The New London Day 1/21/2013 Stonington – Want to keep your grass green while being environmentally sensitive? On Feb. 7 and 8, Clean Up Sound and Harbors will sponsor four natural lawn and turf management workshops that are free and open to the public. The workshops will be conducted by Charles Osborne of Osborne Organics, LC. […]

Clean Up Sounds and Harbors to host free lawn workshops

The New London Day • 1/17/2013 Stonington – Clean Up Sound and Harbors, CUSH, will conduct two days of natural lawn and turf management workshops on Feb. 7 and 8. Admission is free. The workshops will be led by Charles “Chip” Osborne, founder and president of Osborne Organics. Among his clients are Grant Park in […]

Environmental groups announce grants to Southeast Connecticut recipients

The New London Day 9/24/2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have awarded $261,534 in grants to statewide and southeastern Connecticut groups to fund projects to clean up Long Island Sound, improve water quality and for habitat restoration and education programs, Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Monday. The grant […]

Vigilant volunteers keep watch on health of local waters

By Judy BensonThe New London Day 8/13/2012 Stonington – As thick fog hung over Wequetequock Cove Thursday morning, Richard Chamberlain and his 17-year-old daughter, Katherine, reached over the side of their Boston Whaler idling in the shallow gray water to fill and quickly cap several small bottles, then place them in a cooler. The process has been […]

Time to bomb the stinking algae off Stonington

The New London Day • 6/11/2012 Judging from the online comments posted about the nauseating stench emanating from rotting algae off tony Stonington Borough, less-privileged readers seem somewhat unsympathetic about the plight of waterfront property owners who have been forced to retreat to their rear parlors in hopes that canapés washed down by Veuve Clicquot […]

Group begins cleanup of Mystic, Pawcatuck rivers

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/9/2012 Mystic – The Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers and the shoreline from Noank to Westerly should get cleaner this summer. On Thursday morning, Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced at Mystic River Park that it has […]

Grant will help remove debris from Stonington, Mystic waters

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/7/2012 Mystic — The Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers and the shoreline from Noank to Westerly should get cleaner this summer. This morning Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced at Mystic River Park that it […]

Odor raises a stink in Stonington

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/7/2012 Stonington – The stink has returned. Diving Street resident Geoffrey Little said that for the past several weeks he and his borough neighbors have suffered from irritated throats and eyes and have been awakened by severe headaches, which they attribute to the hydrogen sulfide smell emanating from nearby rotting […]

Grant to go to cleanup of rivers

The New London Day • 6/6/2012 Mystic – Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced Monday that it will use a $69,700 federal grant to work with Save the Bay to begin removing debris from the Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers. The grant, which […]

Sound Friendly Yards green in more ways than one

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 4/30/2012 Liz White describes the landscaping surrounding her year-old waterfront home on Masons Island as “a work in progress,” from the wooded edge to the rock garden, from the native grasses and shrubs buffering the shoreline to the organically treated lawn and pesticide-free ornamental trees. Specifically, the task she’s […]