plastics

Volunteers can celebrate estuaries by joining CT Cleanup

You don’t have to live near the beach to do your part on International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday Sept. 19. Picking up and documenting litter anywhere in the state that day will contribute to keeping all our lands and waterways clean, including Long Island Sound.

In 4th year of #DontTrashLISound campaign, PPEs are focus

The new problem of discarded face masks, disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment ending up on sidewalks, parks and other outdoor spaces instead of in the trash is a focus of this year’s #DontTrashLISound social media campaign.

Lecture explores art, science of plastics in the environment

Photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood and UConn Marine Sciences Prof. J. Evan Ward will offer different and complementary perspectives on the proliferation of plastics in the marine environment at a Feb. 25 talk at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut.

Research relieves concerns about conditions for LIS shellfish

Worrisome questions about whether plastic pollution and changing water chemistry are affecting Long Island Sound’s edible shellfish got some reassuring – though qualified – answers at a meeting of Connecticut’s municipal shellfish commissions on Jan. 11.

Plastic trash is medium for message of new art exhibit

“Among the Tides,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood, will be on display at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus from Jan. 23 through March 15, with an opening reception Jan. 24. Ellenwood is the recipient of a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support award.

Research in 2020: from microplastics to East River barriers

Oysters, sturgeon, salt marshes, stormwater and possible impacts of East River storm surge barriers will be the subjects of six two-year research projects being funded by Connecticut Sea Grant starting in 2020. The six projects will focus on different aspects of the ecosystem of the Long Island Sound watershed.

35 volunteers help kick off campaign with beach cleanup

One hundred pounds of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps — filled the buckets and reusable bags of 35 volunteers Thursday at Lighthouse Point Park as they helped launch a campaign to keep plastic trash out of Long Island Sound.

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.