Posts Tagged ‘ Stratford ’

EPA warns Stratford on sale of Sewer System

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
Stratford Water Pollution Control Facility

Noting that significant Federal and State funds were used to finance the massive re-building of the Stratford sewer system several years ago, the EPA letterexpresses concern over the long-term viability of this wastewater infrastructure, should it be sold to a private corporation.

Bridgeport Plans to Reopen Pleasure Beach

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Pleasure Beach occupies 71 acres on a peninsula shared by Bridgeport and the neighboring town of Stratford. The only way to reach the beach is by boat or hiking along a two-mile sandspit that connects Pleasure Beach to Stratford.

Success NOT guaranteed for unique Stratford reef project

May 14th, 2014 | By

Three huge earth-movers are lined up end-to-end across the beach here. Bucket brigade style, they are handing off bell-shaped 1,500-pound concrete objects pocked with Swiss-cheese-style holes. They are placing them in two parallel lines along the mucky sand just above the low-tide line. These bells are Reef Balls – part of a first-for-Connecticut project aimed

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Stratford Delegation Applauds ‘America The Beautiful’ Grant For Stratford

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

“This grant will help continue our work of keeping what was the Pirhalla property as a working community farm,” said Rep. Terry Backer, who also serves as executive director and soundkeeper of Soundkeeper, Inc. “What was once a fallow tract of land now produces locally harvested food for Stratford residents.”

Sewage leaks into Naugatuck River, above Housatonic

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

Work crews stopped the sewage leak on Dec. 26 that dumped about 150,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Naugatuck River starting Dec. 25. The Naugatuck River merges with the Housatonic River in Derby and then flows south before emptying into the Long Island Sound between Stratford and Milford. According to news reports, the raw

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Audubon to build reef at Stratford Point

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Society have been awarded a $59,000 Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant to construct an innovative “living shoreline” project at Stratford Point. The project is designed to both improve critical bird and wildlife habitat and protect the state’s coastline from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. For more on this

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Artificial reef planned for Stratford Point for ‘protection’

Nov 10th, 2013 | By

By late April, a reef of 40 concrete dome-like structures in four rows of 10 will be built on 3.5 acres of intertidal zone at the point by a team of Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Society staffers and volunteers.

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.

Sacred Heart students aid in tidal restoration

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

Sacred Heart University students led by Dr. Mark Beekey and Dr. Jennifer Mattei, associate professors of biology, and Twan Leenders, Connecticut Audubon Conservation biologist, recently participated in an ongoing effort to restore coastal grassland and inter-tidal habitat at Stratford Point in Stratford. For more on this story, visit: Sacred Heart students aid in tidal restoration

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Stratford’s Long Beach Park restored to natural state (video)

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Stakeholders from as far as Washington, D.C., met at Long Beach Park to celebrate Monday morning a collaboration honored as a national model: restoration of mile-long Long Beach to a natural habitat. The barrier beach once had three dozen summer cottages. They were condemned years ago after a bridge linking the island to Bridgeport burned.

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Stratford company will get 30% of its power from rooftop solar panels

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

A Stratford-based energy solutions firm unveiled a new rooftop solar energy system expected to convert sunlight into 30 percent of the power needed to operate the company’s headquarters. The company, Encon, has been providing residential and commercial heating and cooling system installations in the area since 1968. For more on this story, visit: Company creates

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Stratford Point Restoration Continues This Week

May 15th, 2012 | By

Following the February prescribed burn, restoration project progresses with help from Connecticut Audubon Society and Sacred Heart University. Just over ten weeks ago Stratford Point was on fire. On February 29, the Stratford Fire Department, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Audubon Society coordinated a prescribed burn. For more on this

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Different views on the use of Long Beach waterfront land

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Officials recently broke ground on a project to restore Long Beach West, one of Connecticut’s longest stretches of barrier beach.

By Thanksgiving, the original 37 cottages and 27 outbuildings will all be gone, the CT Mirror reports. This is perhaps one of the odder projects funded by federal stimulus money.

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