Posts Tagged ‘ Groton ’

Groton group, Pfizer volunteers plant greenway

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The Groton Open Space Association, with the help of about 90 Pfizer Inc. volunteers, coordinated the planting Thursday of nearly 800 native species in an attempt to reclaim a former dumping ground off Lambtown Road and make it part of an extensive greenway to protect wildlife habitat in southeastern Connecticut. For more on this story,

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Groton Considers Developing Airport Area

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

Groton Town Manager Mark Oefinger knows airports are generally viewed as a positive thing when it comes to economic standing, which is why the town is looking to enhance the space around theirs. “We look at this as another tool in our tool belt,” said Oefinger. The town is pursuing the possibility of an airport

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SUBASE Sailors ‘think globally, act locally’ in response to Earth Day Challenge

May 7th, 2014 | By

More than 100 Sailors from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) dedicated nearly 675 hours of community service in support of environmental projects across southeastern Connecticut parks and recreation centers during the base’s 7th Annual Earth Day Challenge, April 21 – 25. For more on this story, visit: SUBASE Sailors ‘think globally, act locally’ in

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DEEP recognizes Waterford and Groton’s conservation efforts

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

With the approach of Arbor Day April 25, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Monday announced 15 urban forestry grants to encourage tree planting and tree management best practices in communities across the state and awarded Tree City USA designations to 19 communities and the University of Connecticut in Storrs for their

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issuing a Sources Sought Announcement for a dredging project at the Mystic River in Groton and Stonington

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

The proposed project consists of maintenance dredging of up to 250,000 cubic yards (cy) of material from the Mystic River FNP (the 15′ channel, the 12′ channel and the 9′ anchorage area). The dredging would restore the channels and anchorage area to authorized depths. In addition to the FNP, the State of Connecticut has requested

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New state agency on climate change preparation to be at Avery Point

Jan 21st, 2014 | By

The state is using a $2.5 million settlement of a water pollution lawsuit to create a new agency at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus that will help municipalities, businesses and homeowners determine the best methods to protect their properties against what the state says are rising seas and more frequent severe storms caused by climate change.

Groton Town Council declines to back open space plan advanced for land zoned residential

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

The Groton Open Space Association wants to buy 201 acres north of Interstate 95 to save the land for open space, but the Town Council voted last week to not support the group’s request. Councilor Bob Frink said the land has development potential and could bring in needed revenue. “I don’t see (how) we can

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GOSA, others receive funds to improve health of Long Island Sound

Oct 24th, 2013 | By

The Groton Open Space Association is among 13 community groups in Connecticut to receive a total of $625,000 to improve the health of Long Island Sound. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Groton group receives funds to improve health of Long Island Sound | News from southeastern Connecticut. ALSO: Environmentalists gathered at

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RecycleMania hits Connecticut College

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.

Avalonia Land Conservancy, Groton Public Library organize water, ecology programs

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Groton Public Library have organized a five-part series of programs over the next four months to highlight the importance of water and water protection. All indoor programs will take place at 7 p.m. at the library. The first program will be Feb. 28, when Judy Preston, Connecticut Outreach Program Coordinator

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Riverside friends form conservancy for park’s future

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

New London – Two months after leading the referendum defeat of the Coast Guard Academy’s proposal to purchase and develop half of Riverside Park, organizers of the Friends of Riverside Park political action committee have formed a conservancy to continue efforts to preserve, maintain and improve the park. For more on this story, visit: The

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Conn goes underground for new geothermal system

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

In a space on Tempel Green about two-thirds the size of a football field, Connecticut College is creating a subterranean showpiece for its environmental sustainability programs.

Plug gets pulled on most of Groton’s deal for solar panels | The Day

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

A deal the town signed in the spring that would have allowed it to generate electricity and, by doing so, save money on its electric bills, went away last month. In April, DCS Energy of South Glastonbury and the town agreed, in 10 separate contracts, that DCS would install, free of charge, 11 photovoltaic solar

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Groton won’t allow trail to pass through its reservoir system

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

The Bluff Point to Preston trail will not include passage through the Groton reservoir system. Based on information from the director of Groton Utilities, which manages the reservoir, and an independent insurance consultant, the City Council decided not to respond to a request from the Bluff Point to Preston Trail Committee. Read more here:

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Open space group shows off saved farmland on trails day

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

It could have been a 34-unit housing development. Instead, the 63-acre tract known as the Sheep Farm was celebrated Saturday as part of Connecticut Trails Day, attracting about 20 community members for a walk in the woods.

Biodiesel Plant Opens In Groton, update from The Day

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

Constitution Biofuels celebrated its grand opening with ribbon-cutting festivities at its Leonard Drive plant in the Airport Industrial Park on Saturday.

Connecticut Naval Base buys two 300kW fuel cells

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

from The Hydrogen Journal — The New London US Naval Submarine Base, in Groton, Connecticut, has purchased two 300 kW fuel cell power plants from FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut. The fuel cells will provide base load electricity and heat for a boiler at an existing energy plant, with a total efficiency of 80 per cent.

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