Long Island Sound environmental projects receive $1.6 million in grants

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 10/14/2011 Thirty-nine grants totaling $1.6 million were awarded to state and local government and to community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Friday. When leveraged by $1.7 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $3.3 […]

CUSH to clean up Mystic River

The New London Day • 8/22/2011 Clean Up Sound and Harbors is organizing a community cleanup of debris in the Mystic River from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 27, Volunteers and pleasure boaters are asked to meet at Gwenmor Marina, 12 Roseleah Drive, Mystic. Clean The Bay’s barge, with crew and winch, will […]

Author and advocate Gracelyn Guyol turns the tide on mental illness

By Faye TraffordThe New London Day • 8/17/2011 Author and activist Gracelyn Guyol founded Clean Up Sound and Harbors in the fall of 2006 because she wanted to show her gratitude to fish. “You could say I felt a personal obligation to do something for fish,” she says, laughing. Then her smile fades a little. […]

Love is not a cure-all, but it helps

By Faye ParenteauThe New London Day • 8/14/2011 The August/September issue of Grace will be inserted into The Day this Wednesday, Aug. 17. It was a privilege to talk at length with our cover story subject, Gracelyn Guyol of Stonington. The founder of Clean Up Sound and Harbor, she has also published two books on healing […]

Local clean water group wins state Environmental Champion award

The New London Day • 6/8/2011 Clean Up Sound and Harbors of Stonington was among the winners of the Connecticut Environmental Champion Awards, sponsored by Aquarion Water Co. CUSH was selected Environmental Champion in the nonprofit category and given a $2,500 grant that can be awarded to the environmental nonprofit of its choice, Aquarion said […]

Officials Pumped About Project

BY Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/2/2011 Getting rid of sewage has just got a lot easier for boaters in and around Stonington Harbor. Last Sunday, a demonstration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new sewage pump out facility behind the borough treatment plant at the Town Dock. The $55,000 project, which also […]

Stonington’s Burchenal honored for clean-water efforts

The New London Day • 5/23/2011 Clean Up Sound and Harbors gave its annual Sea Star Awards on Sunday to Kathryn Burchenal of Stonington borough and Mike Logan of Charlestown, R.I. during the organization’s annual meeting. The awards honor individuals who have made or are making significant contributions to improving local water quality. CUSH, a […]

Stonington Borough to demonstrate new pumpout station

The New London Day • 5/17/2011 Stonington — A demonstration of the new $55,000 pumpout emptying station at Stonington Borough sewage treatment plant, 2 High St., will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday. The construction project is a collaborative effort by the town, the Stonington Harbor Commission and CUSH Inc., with grant funding from state […]

Clean harbor group expands reach beyond Stonington

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 4/12/2011 A three-year-old grass-roots group focused on the local marine environment is expanding its reach beyond the waters off Stonington to all of Fishers Island Sound, and at the same time has announced plans to increase the scope of its signature project, water quality testing. CUSH, which stood for […]

Grant for Stonington Harbor

The New London Day • 10/25/2010 Stonington will receive a $43,200 federal grant for the construction of a new pump-out offloading connection and dock at the town’s municipal sewage treatment facility in Stonington Harbor. The grant, announced Friday by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, is part of $1 million in federal money for 43 pump-out projects […]