Bill calls for group to develop plan to restore eelgrass

New London Day Hartford ― A bill being considered in the General Assembly would create a working group to study strategies for restoring ecologically important eelgrass along the shoreline. “Eelgrass is an important fish habitat that has declined markedly,” State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, said in written testimony. “Eelgrass provides perfect bedding for tiny organisms […]

Scott Freeman Gager 1/20/1959 – 1/14/2023

The New London Day SCOTT GAGER OBITUARY Stonington – Scott Freeman Gager of Stonington passed away Jan. 14, 2023. Scott was born Jan. 20, 1959. He graduated from Stonington High School and attended Thames Valley Community College. He worked for the Town of Stonington and later for United Water and Suez/Veolia as Chief Maintenance Mechanic […]

Report: L.I. Sound water quality mixed

Connecticut Post eEdition Progress cited in individual bays and near open Atlantic Ocean, overall trend indicates plateau or decline in water quality By Vincent Gabrielle BRIDGEPORT — Regional nonprofit environmental organization Save the Sound released its biennial Long Island Sound Report Card this week at Captain’s Cove Marina. The report combines 14 years of water […]

How’s the water? New report details highs, lows of Long Island Sound quality

Stamford Advocate, Vincent Gabrielle Nov. 18, 2022 BRIDGEPORT- Regional nonprofit environmental organization Save the Sound released its biennial Long Island Sound Report Card this week at Captain’s Cove Marina. The report combines 14 years of water testing results in Long Island Sound and four years of testing in over 50 bays. “There’s millions of people […]

Water Quality Improvement Leveling Off, Rising Water Temps Raise Concern

Save the Sound Modest Signs of Improvement in NYC, Even as Many Area Bays Struggle LARCHMONT, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — November 17, 2022 – Regional nonprofit environmental organization Save the Sound released the findings of its 2022 Long Island Sound Report Card on November 17. The biennial report has now compiled 14 years of water testing […]

Downtown Mystic resiliency workshop to be held Tuesday

Kimberly Drelich – Groton ― As the town seeks answers on how to better protect downtown Mystic from the effects of sea level rise and climate change, people on Tuesday can share their own experiences and learn more about a resiliency and sustainability plan that is being developed. “Mystic has always had a lot […]

Wequetequock Residents ask for Sewer and Water Service to Help Clean up Ailing Cove — Cate Hewitt, 10.26.2022 STONINGTON — Water quality in the Eastern Basin of Long Island Sound receives generally high marks for cleanliness and health in a 2020 report by Save the Sound, but for one glaring exception on the far eastern end of the Sound. Wequetequock Cove, the exception, earned an overall D-minus grade from the environmental nonprofit, […]

Southeastern Connecticut Clean Coastal Harbors and Bays Community Action Plan Final Report

Guidance for Community Decision Makers Communities depend upon clean, coastal waters for recreation, tourism, boating, fishing and plentiful seafood. By setting and meeting nitrogen limits in coastal rivers, harbors and bays, we can restore and sustain healthy conditions now and for future generations. By taking critical steps, community members and leaders can identify the sources […]

Stonington condos to serve as example of green pollution controls

By Marissa Kaika, Special to The New London Day Stonington — The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District will be installing a variety of stormwater management components at a condominium complex in Quanaduck Cove to help prevent contaminated water from flowing into Stonington Harbor and Long Island Sound. The project, in partnership with the Quanaduck Cove Court Condominium […]

Helping Horseshoe Crabs

In response to ever-increasing pressures on our local horseshoe crab populations, we have established a long-term partnership with Charles River Laboratory to provide multiple opportunities to engage in horseshoe crab conservation. In 2018 we expanded our crab monitoring and tagging efforts to include the collection of horseshoe crab eggs to be reared in the aquaculture […]