Connecticut

3rd year of #DontTrashLISound campaign adds new partners

Lighthouse Point Park will be the site of a beach cleanup and information outreach event on Aug. 8 to launch this year’s “Don’t Trash Long Island Sound – Break the Single Use Plastic Habit” campaign to encourage people to embrace reusable items instead of throwaway plastics and to protect the Sound.

Cleanup at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point to start campaign

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.

Norwalk harbor is setting for final on-the-water workshop

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.

Plastic pollution is focus of 2019 arts awardee’s work

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.

Wrack Lines: road flooding, raising risks, reflections on Teale

“Making Connections,” the theme of the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Wrack Lines, focuses on how climate change is amplifying the many ways that people and nature are intertwined.