Successes & weird finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day

An estimated 900 Save the Sound volunteers hit 31 Connecticut beaches last Saturday and Sunday for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Local land trusts and conservation groups, a SCUBA club, Bridgeport’s US District Court, businesses, and hundreds of high school and college students came out to pick up trash from their favorite spots across Connecticut’s shoreline. Unusual finds included a carburetor … read more

Murphy, Blumenthal applaud EPA grant to monitor water quality at CT beaches

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) applaud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a $211,500 grant to the Connecticut Department of Public Health to monitor water quality along Connecticut’s coast. This federal grant will help protect and preserve the Long Island Sound. Under the Beaches … read more