Posts Tagged ‘ Housatonic ’

Environmental groups say EPA’s Housatonic River cleanup plan falls short

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

Three leading environmental groups are throwing cold water on the recently released proposal by the federal government to reduce toxic PCB contamination of the Housatonic River from southern Pittsfield into Connecticut. “It’s a fairly weak plan,” said Tim Gray, the Housatonic riverkeeper and executive director of the Lee-based Housatonic River Initiative. “They’re proposing some things

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EPA to unveil ‘Rest of River’ plan June 18

May 27th, 2014 | By
From Wikipedia: The Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge (also known as the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge, and the Housatonic River Bridge) carries the limited-access Connecticut Route 15 over the Housatonic River, between Stratford and Milford, Connecticut. The bridge was first referred to as the Sikorsky Bridge because Sikorsky Aircraft is headquartered just north of the bridge. The 2006 replacement span was dedicated as the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge. The bridge's completion marked the completion of the Merritt Parkway and the starting point for construction of the adjoining Wilbur Cross Parkway, September 2, 1940. (photo: cjzurcher)

The overall plan addresses the river’s sediment and floodplain contamination extending into Connecticut, said agency regional spokesman Jim Murphy.

State honors HVA president

Dec 6th, 2013 | By
Tony Zunino, HVA president, presents Bob Houlihan with the Charles Downing Lay Environmental Leadership Award, HVA's highest honor. (contributed photo)

The Connecticut General Assembly honored Robert Houlihan at the Housatonic Valley Association’s annual meeting recently with a special citation recognizing his years of dedication to conserving the natural environment of the Housatonic River Watershed and making the state a better place in which to live. Houlihan has just completed a five-year term as HVA president.

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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Keeping the Housatonic navigable: Milford, Stratford will benefit from long-awaited dredging (photos)

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

Thirteen years of planning, testing and hunting for money came to fruition this month as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Currituck vessel began its assignment dredging parts of the Housatonic River. For more on this story, visit: Keeping the Housatonic navigable: Milford, Stratford will benefit from long-awaited dredging (photos)- The New Haven Register –

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EPA delays Housatonic cleanup proposal | Berkshire Eagle

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has again delayed the release of its proposal for cleaning up PCB contamination in the Housatonic River. The earliest possible release is now expected to be this spring. For more on this story, visit: EPA delays Housatonic cleanup proposal – Berkshire Eagle Online.

Federal agency to review Lower Housatonic River flood plan

May 1st, 2011 | By

A key federal agency and the company that controls the Stevenson Dam will be reviewing the Lower Housatonic River flood plan after receiving letters of concern about flooding in early March.

Activists plan to hold rallies against potential dumping sites for the Housatonic’s toxic sludge

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

Roughly 100 environmental advocates from the Berkshires and Connecticut came together at the First Congregational Church on Wednesday night to voice their opposition to GE’s revised Corrective Measures Study for the Housatonic River’s reach from the confluence of the east and west branches through Connecticut.

Trail visions — CT to Montreal?

Oct 23rd, 2010 | By

There is talk about how, someday, there will be a high-speed train from Connecticut to Montreal. How about a low-speed trail — for bicycles and hikers — that would do the same thing? That’s the vision — eventually — of the Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail, a 45-mile bicycle trail that would run on back-country roads

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