Posts Tagged ‘ Housatonic River ’

Many question EPA’s Housatonic River cleanup plan

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

The impact on homeowners and effectiveness of the planned cleanup for the Housatonic River from southern Pittsfield into Connecticut highlighted the initial public discussion of the recently released federal proposal. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials Wednesday night outlined details of the preliminary Rest of River remediation to about 150 residents, environmentalists and local government officials

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Oyster Study Aims to Boost Production in Long Island Sound, Housatonic

May 22nd, 2014 | By

The densely-packed shoreline dotted with industrial and residential complexes at the junction of the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound might seem an unlikely place for oysters to flourish. But the Eastern Oyster is indeed thriving in the area, and a recent Dept. of Ag study aims to increase the harvest while protecting the oyster beds from any potential contamination from nearby sewage treatment plants.

Housatonic River may turn reddish over next two weeks

May 7th, 2014 | By

A study over the next two weeks of how wastewater affects oysters growing in the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound will include use of a dye that will briefly turn a portion of the river reddish. Officials from the state Department of Agriculture are advising residents that the process is harmless. For more on

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Housatonic River group overflows with projects

May 2nd, 2014 | By
HVA volunteer Jonathan Hubbard crawls out of an undersized culvert. (contributed)

HVA not only works with adults but bring the river and river science to children as well. “When we first launched our children’s river education program 10 years ago, it was a shock to learn how disconnected children really are to the outdoor world. Most had no first-hand experience catching frogs or paddling a river.”

Housatonic River settlement to fund projects in New Milford, Watertown

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Extra money from a 1999 Housatonic River cleanup settlement will fund seven fish habitat and marsh restoration projects, including the removal of dams in Watertown and New Milford, state and federal environmental officials announced Tuesday. Money from the settlement will also be used to by the Housatonic River Association in several Northwest Connecticut towns. For

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New Funding Released for Housatonic River WatershedProjects

Aug 21st, 2013 | By

The additional $2.02 million in funding comes from a settlement with General Electric. The settlement included $7.75 million for projects in Connecticut aimed at restoring, rehabilitating or acquiring the equivalent of the natural resources and recreational uses of the Housatonic River that were injured by the release of PCBs. The PCBs were released from a

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DEEP: Officials Propose Projects for Connecticut’s Second Round of Housatonic River Settlement Funds

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Draft Amendment to the Housatonic River Basin Final Natural Resources Restoration Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Impact Evaluation for Connecticut Released for 30-Day Public Comment Period Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a proposal to

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Dredging the Housatonic River

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

Sandy put dredging along the Housatonic on hold, but Tuesday crews finally got to work. It’s a sight many along the Houstonic River have been waiting for, for more than a decade. For more on this story, visit: Dredging the Housatonic River | Connecticut.

Housatonic River dredging set for end of month

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

It will take about a month to move 50,000 cubic yards of silt and deepen the channel in the Housatonic River.

Protecting the environment, by Sen. Kevin Kelly

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

Written by Sen. Kevin Kelly Living in southwestern Connecticut, we are lucky to have many natural resources and recreations opportunities located only a short driving distance away. From the forests of Monroe to the banks of the Housatonic River to the shoreline of Long Island Sound, we can take advantage of the nice weather this

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Healing process under way in Housatonic River cleanup

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

PITTSFIELD — In the heart of the city, the scars are healing. In 1999, crews and heavy equipment converged on the Housatonic River to begin what would become an eight-year, $100 million cleanup of PCBs in a two-mile section of the river south of General Electric Co.’s former 250-acre Morningside plant. For more on this

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Beware of zebra mussels in state

May 9th, 2012 | By

By DICK ALLEY The Connecticut DEEP does a good job with weekly fishing reports throughout each and every season. These reports also contain repeated bulletins and warnings about a variety of environmental and other concerns. One such concern are zebra mussels. Last year, these mussels were found in more locations throughout the Housatonic River and

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Connecticut leaders tackle flooding issues at Housatonic River

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

OXFORD — A brainstorming session Monday on Housatonic River flooding with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and representatives of eight municipalities brought new ideas for the future. Municipal leaders from old Milford to New Milford and beyond presented their concerns on what Blumenthal defined as a regional problem. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut

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PCB dump plan unites opposition in Mass.

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Environmentalists are uniting in opposition against GE’s latest cleanup proposals for the Housatonic River — to create three PCB dumping sites in South County.

HVA publishes ‘Head of the Housatonic’ brochure with map, guide

Oct 18th, 2010 | By

The Housatonic Valley Association announces the publication of the Head of the Housatonic brochure.