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 […]

2016 Annual Meeting At Cottrell Brewery

By Cush, Inc. 12/5/2016 2016 Sea Star Awards for Environmental Excellence 2016 Sea Star Awards for Environmental Excellence were presented to Elizabeth Herron and Linda Green of URI Watershed Watch for “decades of award-winning service to the environment and indispensable assistance to environmental organizations everywhere, especially CUSH.” Awards were also presented to Steve Plant and […]

Local animal welfare, environmental projects to receive $400,000 in grants

The New London Day 7/19/2016 New London — More than $400,000 in grants for animal welfare and environmental projects in New London County will be awarded to 22 nonprofit organizations, thanks to the bequest of former North Stonington resident Peter Letz. The Peter Grayson Letz Fund for Animals and the Environment, established in 2014, is administered […]

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, […]