Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut River ’

Connecticut River watershed projects get $445K in grants from charitable foundation

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

Seven Connecticut River watershed projects are getting over $445,000 in grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It’s the 12th round of grants awarded from the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund, created as part of a 1997 settlement agreement between the parties involved in the federal process to award a new operating license

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An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the Connecticut River

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

If you’ve looked out on the Connecticut River this winter, you may have seen something a bit unexpected: a Coast Guard cutter. It’s called the USCG Bollard, and it’s been on the river for weeks, dutifully breaking up ice. For more on this story, visit: An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the

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Coast Guard Cutter relocates to break ice on Conn. River

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

The Coast Guard Cutter Bollard was temporarily relocated from New Haven to Middletown Wednesday to be able to break up ice on the Connecticut River. The Bollard is a 65-foot harbor tug and is responsible for serving as an aid to navigation, as well as breaking up ice in Long Island Sound and surrounding rivers.

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The Connecticut River subject of Garden Club of Hartford’s annual meeting, Nov. 5

Nov 5th, 2013 | By

The Garden Club of Hartford Invites the Public to Learn More about New England’s Iconic Connecticut River Kim Lutz, Connecticut River Program director for The Nature Conservancy, will talk about the river’s past, present and future in a program at Hartford Public Library.    Flowing 410 miles from the northernmost reaches of New Hampshire to

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Join the Source to Sea Cleanup and Help Protect the Connecticut River System

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
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The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) invites you take action this October by joining thousands of other volunteers across New England in the 17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup of the Connecticut River system—rivers and streams and their banks, as well as parks, boat launches, trails and more.



Scientists work to preserve the Connecticut River

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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Three scientists at TNC — Rose Paul, Kathryn Kennedy, and Kimberly Lutz — are front and center in considering the Connecticut River, making sure all the components of biology and ecology, as well as usages for recreation and energy, are measured in what’s best for the river. And that’s key to creating a model of

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Hartford Riverfest postponed because of high Connecticut River water levels

Jul 4th, 2013 | By
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The signature event in the capital city has been postponed because of a new report from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service on flooding.



Double standard on the Connecticut

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

On June 28, Jeff C. Wright, director of energy projects for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as it sought two extra weeks to review hundreds of pages of just-released proposed study plans for the relicensing of five Connecticut River hydro projects. “The request for a 15-day EOT

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Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park

Jun 17th, 2013 | By

Middletown Patch photographed the river as it began to overflow its banks on Saturday morning, then again on Sunday morning. Here’s what transpired over the weekend. For more on this story, visit: Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park – Around Middletown – Middletown, CT Patch.



Watershed Council seeks river-friendly design for Middletown bank stabilization

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
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The Connecticut River Watershed Council has been working with the City of Middletown, Army Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders since the fall of 2011 on a restoration project in the area of the John S. Roth Memorial Well Field in order to protect Middletown drinking water and the Connecticut River. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.



Connecticut River Watershed Named America’s First National Blueway | Audubon Magazine

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

Roger Tory Peterson once said that the most impressive avian spectacle was along the Connecticut River, where hundreds of thousands of tree swallows congregated. Recent news would make him proud: The Connecticut River watershed has been named America’s first National Blueway. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut River Watershed Named America’s First National Blueway

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Study: Vermont Yankee thermal discharge into Connecticut River exceeds limits

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

A recent scientific study found that Vermont Yankee has a record of discharging water at temperatures above permitted levels. Even so, the nuclear plant has not violated its discharge permit under the Clean Water Act. For more on this story, visit: Study: Vermont Yankee thermal discharge into Connecticut River exceeds limits | vtdigger.org.



Five Hydroelectric Dams On Conn. River Up For Relicensing

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Katie Kennedy, a scientist with the Nature Conservancy, said it’s very unusual for five dams to be folded into one re-licensing review process.



Deal reached on Conn. River Blueway conservation

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Blueway Agreement Brightens Future for the Connecticut River and the United States’ Fresh Water Resources The Nature Conservancy welcomes the announcement in Hartford today of a memorandum of understanding between the Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that supports the Connecticut River Watershed National Blueway. EAST HARTFORD,

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16th annual Connecticut River cleanup Sept. 29

Sep 20th, 2012 | By

Thousands of volunteers in four states will fan out Sept. 29 to clean up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, during the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 16th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup. For more on this story, visit: The Day – 16th annual Connecticut

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Federal government abandons quest to return salmon to Connecticut River

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The dream seemed tantalizingly within reach: restoring majestic Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River, where dams had blocked the waterway so completely the overfished population became extinct. Now, almost 50 years and more than $25 million later, the federal government is giving up on restocking the river. For more on this story, visit: Federal government

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Massachusetts swimmers can now check quality of Connecticut River online

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

NORTHAMPTON – A new website run by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Connecticut River Watershed Council offers insight into where it is OK to swim – and where people may want to stay out of the water to avoid getting sick. The website aggregates weekly data on the amount of bacteria in the

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Low Waters Reveal River Pollution

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

Tires, bottles, scrap metal, and more. It’s all trash and it’s all showing up in the low waters of the Connecticut River. “It’s never pleasant to see trash along the river banks and I don’t think anyone enjoys seeing that,” Angie Mrozinki said. Angie is Outreach Coordinator for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. She says

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ConnecticutRiver.us provides bacteria details for swimmers, boaters

Jul 5th, 2012 | By

Just as people can check the weather report to see if they will need an umbrella or a warm jacket, now they can check a new website to see whether it’s safe to go into the water.



The Middletown council approved a $3 million bond for environmental cleanup

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

The common council has approved a plan to borrow $3 million to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental cleanup at the OMO Manufacturing site on Walnut Street. The former factory building and city landfill near the Connecticut River is contaminated with lead, arsenic and PCBs. For more on this story, visit: The Middletown

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