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.
Slides from the May 19 national webinar on the Sea Grant Emerging Contaminants Project: Initial National Framework are available here.
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.
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 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.
This op-ed article by CTSG Communications Coordinator Judy Benson was published in Connecticut Hearst newspapers on Nov. 6, 2021.
Volunteers netted about 102 pounds of trash during the Sept. 18 cleanup at Ocean Beach Park in New London, one of more than two dozen CT Cleanup events across the state on International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Wrack Lines magazine has received two awards in the Association for Communication Excellence 2020 Critiques and Awards Program.
Eight research projects that will examine various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound and potentially yield more effective management decisions have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program.
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.