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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Researchers to study whether sewer plants fueling invasive algae in Little Narragansett Bay

By Joe Wojtas The New London Day 4/4/2018 Stonington — A group of marine scientists from the University of Connecticut at Avery Point are preparing to begin a $225,000 study to determine if the discharge of nitrogen from the Westerly and Pawcatuck sewer plants is fueling the rapid growth of microalgae in Little Narragansett Bay. The thick green […]

Aquarium to lead Mystic cleanup on Monday

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day 8/26/2017 Mystic — Volunteers from local schools and businesses led by Mystic Aquarium will once again spend eight hours cleaning debris from a 10-mile stretch of Mystic River shorefront and surrounding areas on Monday. The Mystic Wide Cleanup and its after party will conclude the aquarium’s Summer Night for 2017, which […]