In its first Connecticut Cleanup Report, Save the Sound showcases its annual cleanup efforts , which have been made possible by thousands of dedicated volunteers and long-standing corporate sponsors.
2023 undergraduate fellows to focus on plastics, sea scallops
Big challenges don’t scare Myalia Durno and Brendon Goulette, recipients of CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowships. This summer, after finishing the spring semesters at their respective colleges, Durno and Goulette will delve into two of the most complex problems facing the marine environment.
3 CTSG-supported artists show works at Avery Point gallery
Three artists who received Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards are showing their works at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the UConn Avery Point campus through Dec. 11.
A cleaner city park means a cleaner Long Island Sound
Eighty-four pounds worth of the debris of modern civilization that would have polluted Long Island Sound instead ended up in trash bags on Aug. 15, when a small crew from CT Sea Grant and Save the Sound partnered on a two-hour cleanup at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.
Order phases out single-use plastics on public lands, waters
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on June 8 issued an order to reduce the procurement, sale and distribution of single-use plastic products and packaging with a goal of phasing out single-use plastic products on Department-managed lands by 2032.
Webinar: Defining a role for Sea Grant engagement in CECs
Slides from the May 19 national webinar on the Sea Grant Emerging Contaminants Project: Initial National Framework are available here.
Action Plan organizes partners for cleaner coasts, waterways
Consumer litter, tiny plastic shards, lost or improperly discarded fishing gear and other trash will be more effectively removed or kept out of Long Island Sound under the Marine Debris Action Plan completed this month.
2022 CT Coastal Cleanup planned; 2021 data released
Organizing has begun for the annual International Coastal Cleanup 2022, which takes place each year during September and October and is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. In Connecticut, Save the Sound will celebrate its 20th year as the Connecticut Coordinator for the event.
CTSG director, researcher, artist talk about plastics, PFAS
CTSG Director Sylvain De Guise, UConn Marine Sciences Prof. Evan Ward and Sea Grant-supported artist Elizabeth Ellenwood are interviewed on WNPR’s “Where We Live” about PFAS and microplastics.
With seas awash in plastic, big changes needed at all scales
This op-ed article by CTSG Communications Coordinator Judy Benson was published in Connecticut Hearst newspapers on Nov. 6, 2021.