Volunteers are invited to join the Long Island Sound Study, Connecticut Sea Grant, Save the Sound, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and Mystic Aquarium on Aug. 8 for the second annual beach cleanup to launch the Don’t Trash Long Island Sound – Break the Single Use Plastic Habit campaign.
Connecticut Sea Grant hosted the final in a series of four on-the-water workshops celebrating its 30th anniversary on July 26 on Norwalk Harbor. Seven speakers and 24 passengers toured the busy harbor aboard Spirit of the Sound, the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk’s hybrid electric vessel.
State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt met on July 15 with representatives of seven commercial shellfishing businesses, along with state Bureau of Aquaculture and Connecticut Sea Grant staff, to brainstorm revisions and updates to the 2016 Vision Plan created under the Connecticut Shellfish Initiative.
Using historic and modern techniques, photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood will use a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support award grant to transform plastic beach trash and microplastics into images intended to call attention to global ocean pollution.
A six-minute video about “Crosscurrents,” the 10-year retrospective exhibit of artists supported by the Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program, is now available viewing.