Posts Tagged ‘ Terry Backer ’

State Rep. Terry Backer fined in sewage-ethics case

Nov 10th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD — The free pump-out program to keep boat sewage out of Long Island Sound is costing state Rep. Terry Backer $500. Backer has agreed to pay a $500 civil fine to the Office of State Ethics over a violation of state law in connection with his job as executive director of the Norwalk-based Soundkeeper

[continue reading…]



Terry Backer, the Soundkeeper, marks 25 years of protecting Long Island Sound

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

Terry Backer has been the Soundkeeper for 25 years, marking a quarter century of protecting Long Island Sound and taking on anyone and anything that would hurt the body of water. For more on this story, visit: Terry Backer, the Soundkeeper, marks 25 years of protecting Long Island Sound – The Hour Publishing Company: Norwalk:

[continue reading…]



Backer, the Soundkeeper, wins prestigious environmental award – The Hour Publishing Company: Norwalk: terry backer, soundkeeper, river hero, environmental award

May 15th, 2012 | By

Reflecting his passion to protect and preserve waterways around the globe, Terry Backer recently received the “River Hero” award from the River Network. Backer, director of Norwalk-based Soundkeeper, accepted the award during a ceremony at River Rally 2012 held in Portland, Oregon. For more on this story, visit: Backer, the Soundkeeper, wins prestigious environmental award

[continue reading…]



Soundkeeper Seeks Grant To Save Millions of Fish

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

Millions of fish, crab and lobster are killed each year in Long Island Sound by aging cooling and netting systems at seven power plants along Connecticut and New York’s coasts. But Soundkeeper Terry Backer is fighting to force those plant operators to comply with federal regulations in an effort to save that sea life, The Daily Weston reports.



Soundkeeper Fights Polluters in the Sound | The Daily Stamford

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

NORWALK, Conn — During his 25-year battle to clean up the sewage ravaged waters of Long Island Sound — and fight its polluters — Connecticut Soundkeeper Terry Backer’s beard has literally turned white, as has the hair tucked under his seaman’s cap. Whether Backer is in in his small Edgewater Place office near Norwalk Harbor,

[continue reading…]



Boat safety, protecting harbor a priority in Norwalk

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

Boating safety and protecting the Norwalk Harbor were among the topics addressed at the 16th Annual State of the Harbor Meeting recently.