Stonington WPCA: It’s time to upgrade water treatment facilities

By JAMES SISK and JAMES PETROSKYThe New London Day • 10/25/2010 Stonington taxpayers will be asked Tuesday at a special referendum to approve upgrades to the town’s three water pollution treatment plants. The Stonington Water Pollution Control Authority urges a ‘yes’ vote on this very important project. The time for these upgrades truly is now. […]

Sandy Point cleanup is Saturday

The New London Day • 9/17/2010 Volunteers, including boat owners, are needed for a cleanup of flood debris on Sandy Point in Stonington, in Westerly and in the Pawcatuck River from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 25. The cleanup is being led by Dave Prescott, South County coastkeeper for the Westerly office of Save the […]

Nonpoint Source Management Program 2009 Annual Report

Connecticut DEEP • 8/2010 Clean Up Stonington Harbor, Inc (CUSH)In 2008, a citizen organization Clean Up Stonington Harbors (CUSH) enhanced its active membership campaign, lecture series and start up citizen science water monitoring program. Information that includes a water monitoring program is posted at www.cushinc.org . Theorganization’s geographic focus includes all coastal harbors adjacent to […]

Brochure covers clean boating

The New London Day • 3/29/2010 “How Boaters Can Help Clean Up Stonington Harbors,” a free brochure, is being offered by the Stonington-based nonprofit group CUSH to marinas, yacht clubs, and other boating organizations for distribution to their customers and members. Information in the brochure covers where boaters can call for a free holding tank […]

Cush to issue water test results

The New London Day • 3/21/2010 Clean Up Stonington Harbors will present results from tests of water from 10 sites on the Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers at its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the LaGrua Center in Stonington. An influx of volunteers in 2009 allowed for the testing to be expanded. Tests on […]

NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 2008 ANNUAL REPORT

By Connecticut DEEP • 1/2010 I. INTRODUCTIONThe Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program works to abate known water quality impairments and prevent significant threats to water quality from nonpoint source pollution. A significant strength of the program is its networked approach to nonpoint source management. CT DEP has formed partnerships […]

Groups line up for L.I. Sound grants

By Judy BensonThe Day • 10/30/2009 Waterford – Water testing in the Mystic and Pawcatuck Rivers, education programs about Long Island Sound for urban youth and education of Niantic River Watershed homeowners about pollutants and protection of river buffers are among local projects that will receive grant funds from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund this year. […]

CUSH to Complete Waterfront Buffer

BY Joe WojtasThey Day • 10/15/2009 Volunteers from Clean up Stonington Harbors are scheduled to complete their waterfront buffer demonstration project behind Stonington Commons in the borough Saturday morning, Oct. 17. The project, located alongside Stonington Harbor, is designed to educate waterfront property owners about the benefits of certain plantings along the water’s edge instead of […]

Please Flush The Idea Of Sandy Point Floating Toilet

Ann Baldelli Associate Editorial Page EditorThe Day • 2/24/2008 Here are some reasons why a floating toilet at Sandy Point is not such a great idea. Liability. Vandalism. Aesthetics. Practicality. Viability. Will a floating restroom moored in Little Narragansett Bay substantially reduce the amount of nitrogen in Stonington Harbor, as proponents hope will be the […]