Posts Tagged ‘ Greenwich ’

Greenwich Land Trust Combats Invasive Pests

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Greenwich Land Trust is also combating invasive pests by planting a special kind American Chestnut Tree. A pathogen wiped out four billion of these trees in the mid 1900s. “There’s been very long term, extensive efforts to breed resistance to the disease into the trees,” said Rutledge. “The Land Trust is going to be partnering

[continue reading…]

Green Party candidate challenges Frantz

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Green Party challenger Ed Heflin, from Greenwich, is contesting L. Scott Frantz’s re-election as he seeks a fourth term representing the state Senate’s 36th District. For more on this story, visit: Green Party candidate challenges Frantz – GreenwichTime.

Residents Oppose Spectra Energy’s Fracked Gas Project

May 30th, 2014 | By

Residents of Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association Thursday, using a puppet performance to protest the governors’ support for the natural gas industry.

They called on the governors to withdraw their support for Spectra Energy’s gas pipeline expansion proposal. Called the “Algonquin Incremental Market” project, Spectra’s project would carry high volumes of methane gas through neighborhoods in Connecticut and other states and, most dangerously, in the vicinity of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Several environmental leaders to be honored at Audubon CT’s annual benefit dinner

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Former New York Republican Governor George Pataki, and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, an Obama appointee, will be honored at Audubon Connecticut’s annual Environmental Leadership Benefit Dinner at the Belle Haven Club on Wednesday, April 30. The two are being recognized as leaders who best exemplify the theme that “Conservation Knows No Party.”

[continue reading…]

Greenwich Man Helps Eels Clear Byram River Dam

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

A Greenwich man is working to help baby eels making their annual migration from Long Island Sound to rivers across Connecticut, according to WNPR News.

The Dart: Stamford gardener preserves history, and a banana tree

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Even though there’s snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, Sam Billings is thinking about greener pastures. Billings manages the greenhouse and vast gardens at the Treetops estate near Mianus River Park on the border of Greenwich, and is preparing for an incredible spring season. “I’m working to install about two acres of gardens,”

[continue reading…]

Audubon Educator in Connecticut Receives National Award

Feb 21st, 2014 | By
Ted Gilman with National Audubon Staff from Audubon centers in Greenwich, Sharon, Southbury. (contributed)

The National Audubon Society has announced that Ted Gilman, senior naturalist and education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, is the 2013 recipient of the Tamar Chotzen Audubon Educator of the Year award. The surprise announcement took place at a banquet at the Grange Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio, where Gilman was celebrated by his colleagues from around the country.

For Connecticut Coastal Planners, ‘New Normal’ Means More Flooding

Jan 15th, 2014 | By
Denise Savageau hears locals saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ (photo courtesy Denise Savageau)

Denise M. Savageau has added a new duty to her job: during major storms, she works at the town’s emergency operations center, monitoring flood gauges and helping firefighters and ambulance drivers avoid the roads she knows are most likely to flood.

Land trust gives first lifetime achievement award

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

The Greenwich Land Trust’s mission is to preserve land permanently and protect its ecological integrity. Since she got involved with the trust, Gwynn said, Louisa Stone has helped fulfill that mission in multiple ways. While president, she was instrumental in convincing the board to acquire Shell Island, which is now one of the land trust’s

[continue reading…]

Local goods hit Greenwich market

May 30th, 2013 | By

The Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market will open for the 2013 season on Wednesday, May 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 38 West End Avenue, Old Greenwich. For more on this story, visit: Local goods hit market | Greenwich Post.

JCS Construction uses geothermal wells in CT project

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

JCS Construction Group, Inc. has broken ground on 409 Greenwich Avenue, a three-story, 12,000 s/f mixed-use building on the corner of Greenwich Avenue.

Rare Rothschild giraffe born at Greenwich conservation center

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

Rothschild giraffes are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, as there are fewer than 670 left in the wild in their indigenous Kenya and Uganda. For more on this story, visit: Rare Rothschild giraffe born at Greenwich conservation center – Connecticut Post.

At GHS: Town presents solutions to contamination | Greenwich Post

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

Contaminated fields at Greenwich High School have been a community concern since 2011, and at a special meeting addressing the issue Wednesday night, town and regulatory officials presented various solutions to the problem.

Greenwich Time Letter: Cleanup of polluted soil could hit more than $1 billion cost

Mar 14th, 2013 | By

When the town of Greenwich bought the Cos Cob Power Plant (CCPP) for $1 in 1987 from the state of Connecticut, it assumed responsibility for all pollutants on the site. CCPP is listed as a “Superfund” site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, which establishes fiscal liability for the cleanup of

[continue reading…]

Nine towns to share $20M federal grant for transportation projects

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.

‘Shedding’ light on water resources

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

The Conservation Commission will teach residents how to keep the community’s water resources afloat starting August 29 with its program From Source to Sound: 2012 Know Your Watershed Education Tours, a three-part educational series open to the public. The first installment of the series, which will focus on the community’s supply of drinking water, will

[continue reading…]

Chinese Mitten Crab found in Connecticut waters

Aug 3rd, 2012 | By

The DEEP and Connecticut Sea Grant today confirmed that a juvenile Chinese mitten crab has been found in Connecticut waters. In late June, the crab was collected from the Mianus Pond fishway on the Mianus River in Greenwich by Joe Cassone, Conservation Assistant for the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission. The crab was first delivered to DEEP’s Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, and following examination by DEEP and CT Sea Grant biologists, sent to the Marine Invasion Research Lab of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center for a confirmation of the initial identification.

Greenwich woman donates historic property to land trust

Jul 6th, 2012 | By

“This is the first time that the GLT has taken on a property with multiple buildings,” Ginny Gwynn, executive director of the Greenwich Land Trust, said. The GLT’s board will evaluate all the buildings, but it will likely use some to store equipment and supplies, she said. via Greenwich woman donates historic property to land

[continue reading…]

Call of the wild: Responding to the environments cries for help

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

This is the third and final installment in Greenwich Citizen’s series on what we have called “The Green Team,” those ecologically-minded movers and shakers in town who are working to help Greenwich through some trying environmental challenges. Ted Gilman, senior education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, thinks an educated public is key to saving the local environment.

[continue reading…]

Greenwich Green Team addressing environmental challenges

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

Protecting the town’s water supply. Cleaning up Long Island Sound. Overdevelopment. The need to conserve open space. These are just some of the environmental challenges currently facing the Town of Greenwich. While many residents are involved in conservation and environmental issues, we asked Denise Savageau, director of the Town’s Conservation Commission, to identify some of

[continue reading…]