Posts Tagged ‘ West River ’

Plan Would Cut New Haven Sewage Overflow By 75%

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Officials from the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) detailed that plan in a public meeting Thursday night at Truman School. The plan aims to reduce the amount of storm and waste water by 75 percent by filling sewer pipes to capacity.

Federal Funds to Help Protect LI Sound Communities

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Interior Department has announced $162 million for 45 protects from Virginia to Maine and Connecticut will receive $5.2 million. That will go toward five projects meant to improve water flow and reduce the risk of flooding by removing dams and restoring natural habitats.

3 Upcoming Events Related to Water in the New Haven Bioregion

Sep 24th, 2012 | By

New Haven Bioregional Group Transition Greater New Haven Connecting New Haveners to Their Life-Place Since 2005 SEWER PLANT EXPANSION  COMMUNITY MEETING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012, 6 PM  NATHAN HALE SCHOOL, 480 TOWNSEND AVE.     GNHWPCA will give a community presentation on all phases of their plan to fix the combined sewer overspill (CSO) problem

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New tide gates slated along West River in New Haven

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By

One of the largest wetlands-restoration efforts in a Connecticut urban area is under way along the West River between Route 1 and Chapel Street, where three new self-regulating tide gates soon will restore more natural salinity to 50 acres of lush tidal marsh. The New Haven Register reports.

Grant enables professor to study West River ecosystem change

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

The YSI Foundation awarded Gaboury Benoit ’76, a professor of environmental chemistry at Yale, a $15,000 grant on Nov. 6 to study the environmental changes that will occur in a salt marsh ecosystem restoration project on the West River in Connecticut.

Day Hikes: West River Trail

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Sometimes nature is all around us — even if we do not realize it. Case in point: West River Trail. The system runs unassumingly through portions of West Haven and New Haven, following along the banks of the West River as it slowly winds its way through the two towns. The small local river originates

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West River Water Festival, West River Memorial Park, New Haven, Saturday July 16, 2011

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

A water celebration is an educational, interactive, and fun event that will increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of local water resources and issues. Click on this environmental headline for more information about the West River Water Festival this weekend.