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, […]

CUSH annual meeting to take place Friday

The New London Day 11/9/2015 Stonington — CUSH (Clean Up Sound and Harbors) will host its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St. During the meeting, CUSH leaders will present the latest water quality data, discuss the natural turf management project in partnership with the town […]

Little Bay Faces Big Threats

By FRANK CARINI ecoRI News • 7/21/2015 ABOARD THE ELIZABETH MORRIS — Little Narragansett Bay is quietly tucked away between its noisier neighbors — Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound. But this watershed on the Rhode Island-Connecticut border plays a vital role in southern New England’s economy. Boats of all sizes, from yachts to canoes, […]