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.
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.
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.
Journey from the labs, classrooms and art studios of UConn to a threatened Caribbean island to the waters of Long Island Sound in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of Wrack Lines.
Abandoned boats, broken lobster traps, discarded tires and all types of other trash aren’t just eyesores on Long Island Sound’s beaches, coves and channels. They’re also hazards to wildlife that can impede navigation and threaten human safety and health.
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.
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.