Continued Monitoring Of Mystic River

By Judy Benson The Day • 9/12/2013 Stonington – With the increasing presence of invasive species such as Japanese shrimp and sea squirts and signs of declining water quality, continued monitoring of conditions in the Mystic River has perhaps never been more important. That was one of the messages conveyed by speakers at the annual […]

Past, future of Mystic River is focus of CUSH event

The New London Day 8/30/2013 Stonington – The organization Clean Up Sound and Harbors will host “Changes in the Sound” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the River Room at Mystic Seaport, near the north entrance on Route 27. The program, for CUSH members and the public, will take place in conjunction with the group’s annual […]

Deteriorating Barge In River Will Be Removed

By Joe Wojtas The Times • 8/22/2013 For decades anyone aboard a boat on the Mystic River or driving along Route 27 has seen a large rotting coal barge behind what was Kitchen Little and is now Twisters Ice Cream. While it may have been an interesting topic of conversation, more recently it has begun […]

Testing The Waters:

Dedicated Volunteers Create Storehouse Of Valuable Data By Leslie Rovetti The Westerly Sun • 8/18/2013 On water-testing day, it’s good to be the coastkeeper. Twice a month between May and October, Save the Bay coastkeeper David Prescott goes out on the Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay to take water samples. If the rain and […]

It’s Time To “Boot The Barge”

By Phil Butta Mystic River Press • 7/31/2013 MYSTIC — Two new visitors to Mystic were bicycling down Isham Street one day last week, and as the man and woman rounded the corner to Bay Street, the woman came to a stop. “Such a beautiful harbor!” she exclaimed as she found herself face-to-face with the […]

Workshops offer tips on organic lawn care, gardening

The New London Day 4/30/2013 Stonington – As part of its “Sound Friendly Gardening” program, CUSH, Clean Up Sound and Harbors, is bringing Charles “Chip” Osborne to Stonington to conduct a third round of workshops on May 14 on transitioning from chemical gardening products to natural lawn and turf management. Admission is free. The workshop schedule […]