Water Conservation

Stamford’s Ferguson Library Makes Waves for Water Conservation

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

The project was created two years ago by artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman in response to the Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. It’s part of the National Interactive Art and Community-Building Project Celebrating Water. With the help of public participants, it has been installed in museums, galleries, schools and other venues across

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New: ‘Sound Health 2010’ outlines health of Long Island Sound

Jan 19th, 2011 | By

“Sound Health 2010” looks at indicators of the Sound’s health in the areas of water quality, coastal and animal populations, habitats, and land use. See inside for more information and photos from the report. Sound Health 2010, looks back at environmental conditions in the Sound and its watershed over the last two years and compares them to conditions from the last 20 to 30 years.

UConn Drought Forces Conservation

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

UConn students will eat off paper plates and use plastic utensils starting Monday to help conserve water.

Land Deal Protects 530 Acres In Willington, Mansfield

Aug 18th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Forest & Park Assoc. (CFPA) along with the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Willington First Selectwoman Christina Mailhos, Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson and State Representative Bryan Hurlburt announced a land conservation deal that preserves over 530 acres of forest land and hiking trails. “Connecticut’s natural environment is an important part of our character and charm

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Poquonnock River Initiative formed to protect and restore watershed

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

The Pequonnock River Initiative (PRI) — a partnership between the City of Bridgeport and the towns of Monroe and Trumbull — was formed recently to develop a watershed plan for the Pequonnock River watershed.

Ag Dept. seeking state conservationist

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

The Department of Agriculture seems to be looking for a state conservationist.  Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service) has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America’s private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.

DEP Announces Availability of Connecticut’s First Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the completion of Connecticut’s first Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy, designed to document the condition of Connecticut’s forests, engage the public in discussions about Connecticut’s forestlands, and develop strategies to focus federal, state and local partner efforts in protecting, conserving, and managing Connecticut’s forestlands.

Wildlife habitat in Berkshire County purchased, preserved, protected | masslive.com

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Acquisitions protect critical habitat for rare species and other wildlife More than 485 acres of land and water have been purchased at a price of $1.41 million in Berkshire County for the purpose of protecting habitat, water sources for wildlife and outdoors people. The acquisition is in Egremont, Mount Washington and Sheffield, according to state

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Legislators slip in tough budget year: CTLCV 2010 Environmental Scorecard

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

Hartford, CT (August 5, 2010) – The scores are in.  And state legislators let their environmental grades slip in the 2010 legislative session, according to the 2010 Annual Environmental Scorecard released today by the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV).  Citizens who want a sense of how their state legislators performed on environmental issues this

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SmartPower joins DoSomething.org’s Weekend Without Oil campaign

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

SmartPower has joined forces with DoSomething.org’s Weekend Without Oil campaign; Center for Resource Solutions; Waterkeeper Alliance; 350.org; League of Conservation Voters; Clean Water Action; Citizen Global; and Gulf Future, a joint initiative of the Gulf Coast Fund and Gulf Restoration Network, to help promote My Gulf Action. Read more about this initiative in SmartPower’s The

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Attend America’s Great Outdoors Listening Sessions

Jul 30th, 2010 | By

Shape the future of conservation and recreation in the United States. On August 6 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the Federal Government will host a listening session to gather your thoughts and ideas on reconnecting Americans with the great outdoors. Join senior representatives from the Department of the Interior, EPA, and the USDA at this public listening

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Stripped down energy bill leaves out ‘cap and trade’

Jul 28th, 2010 | By

Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Tuesday unveiled a vastly narrower energy bill, minus controversial climate provisions that would have capped carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. The bill focuses instead on addressing the Gulf oil spill, home efficiency, land and water conservation, and natural gas powered vehicles. via Stripped down energy bill leaves

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Court upholds preservation of key 1,000 acres in Old Saybrook, Essex, Westbrook

Jul 25th, 2010 | By

“Excellent news,” is what Connecticut Fund for the Environment said of the Connecticut Appellate Court’s decision to uphold the Old Saybrook Inland Wetlands Commission decision to deny River Sound development permits for one of the state’s largest unprotected pieces of coastal open space known as “The Preserve.” “In upholding the decision to deny the permit,

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Democrats drop signature climate bill – The Boston Globe (Update with LCV comment)

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON — Senators John F. Kerry and Harry Reid conceded yesterday that they have no chance of passing a comprehensive climate and energy bill any time soon, saying they would instead push for a limited bill to address problems with offshore oil drilling and to boost energy conservation. The stripped-down bill would include provisions that

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Influence a Critical Vote for Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Now

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

Act today to help secure $6 million in Land and Water Conservation Funding (LWCF) for critical additions to the Silvio O. Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Contact your Representative and Senators and thank them for their past support of the Conte Refuge, then urge them to support $6M

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Blumenthal Urges Alternatives To Broad Lobster Fishing Moratorium

Jul 20th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged the American Lobster Management Board to reject a broad moratorium on lobster fishing that could potentially devastate commercial lobster fishermen, wholesalers and retailers in Connecticut. The board will meet Thursday to consider a five-year moratorium on all lobster fishing south of Cape Cod, including Long Island Sound, after

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Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland: A Guide for Landowners, Land Trusts & Municipalities

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

Abstract: Agriculture is deeply rooted in Connecticut. For generations, farms and farmers have been a cornerstone of communities throughout the state, providing: • a bounty of fresh food and produce • local jobs and tax revenues • pastoral views and recreational opportunities • wildlife habitat • clean air and water Connecticut’s agriculture is being uprooted,

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Builders Vie for Title in the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

Jul 15th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund is sponsoring the 2010-2011 Zero Energy Challenge competition for designers and builders of new homes in Connecticut. While the 2009-2010 Challenge is still going strong, the 2010-2011 Challenge will allow another group of high-achieving builders and homeowners to showcase their groundbreaking projects. “The response to the current Challenge has been

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Bethel calls for voluntary water conservation

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

BETHEL — Bethel officials want users of the town’s water services to voluntarily conserve water. This follows United Water Connecticut’s request to its customers in Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown and New Milford, and across the Northeast, to conserve water. via Bethel calls for voluntary water conservation – NewsTimes.

Heat Wave: Manchester Water Officials Urge Conservation

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Ongoing construction at the water treatment plant has reduced pumping capacity, and water department officials are urging customers not to water their lawns or do any other non-essential watering while the heat wave continues. via Heat Wave: Manchester Water Officials Urge Conservation – Courant.com.