CUSH Water Monitoring Initiative

By CUSH, Inc. 3/27/2017 LISFF awarded $24,000 Grant to Mystic Aquarium and CUSH Stonington Harbors Water Quality Study and Public Engagement Project We are very excited to be collaborating with Mystic Aquarium on this Long Island Sound Futures Fund project! It will allow us to monitor five additional sites in the Mystic River, which will […]

What Goes On The Ground, Ends Up In The Sound

By CUSH, Inc. 3/24/2017 What’s up, or almost up? Dandelions!!!! It’s nearly time for our second annual dandelion dig at the Stonington High School baseball field. Stay posted – we’ll be talking to the coaches and watching for the first few yellow blooms. Then we’ll need you and your favorite dandelion digger to do some […]

Water Quality of Four Estuaries

By CUSH, Inc. 2/25/2017 DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT Download High Resolution PDF (4.9 MB)  > Download Low Resolution PDF (1 MB)  > This report adds monitoring results for 2014 to those contained in our previous report,“Water Quality of Four Estuaries in Coastal Stonington and Mystic Connecticut, 2008-2013.” The purpose of our monitoring program is to assess the current and […]

Water experts: Future of watersheds in local hands

By Martha ShanahanThe New London Day 3/16/2016 Mystic — Surrounded by tanks of tropical fish Wednesday, University of Connecticut marine sciences researcher Jamie Vaudrey showed the audience a photo of a dark green algae that coats the deep water in Narragansett Bay. “Algae is an indication that something is going wrong in the system,” Vaudrey said at a panel […]

Aquarium to host forum about local water quality

The New London Day 3/7/2016 Mystic — Concerns about water quality in our local area will be the topic of a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 16 at Mystic Aquarium. The forum, titled “Water Quality: From Ground to Sound,” is part of Mystic Aquarium’s Conservation in Action speaker series.  The panel will discuss […]

Wequetequock Cove becomes lesson for Avery Point students

By Judy BensonThe New London Day 11/11/2015 Stonington — Real-world problems in Wequetequock Cove that have been one of the challenges taken on by the citizen science group CUSH, or Clean Up Sound and Harbors, this fall turned into an opportunity for some marine science students. CUSH, an all-volunteer organization concerned with pollution in local marine waters, […]