Environment & Animals

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Middlesex County Individuals, Groups Win Rockfall Foundation Environmental Awards

MIDDLETOWN — The Board of Directors of The Rockfall Foundation will be giving environmental awards to four area organizations and individuals next month. Each will be recognized at the annual meeting, grants, and awards celebration November 1 at 6 p.m. The event, open to the public, will take place at the deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington St., Middletown.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Local Watershed Monitored, Thanks to Grant

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Quinnipiac River Fund Advisory Committee recommended seven organizations to receive a total of $120,600 in competitive grants in 2018.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Good News: "Long Island Sound Report Card" Released by Save the Sound Reveals Substantial Improvement

MAMARONECK, NY and NEW HAVEN, CT -- The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card” on September 24, during simultaneous news conferences in Connecticut and New York. The biennial report contained remarkable evidence of improvement in Long Island Sound water quality. The report marked a welcome stamp of approval for more than a decade’s worth of federal and state investment in improvements to sewage treatment facilities in both Connecticut and New York. Save the Sound staff cautioned that individual beaches and bays face continued challenges (testing monitored “open water” conditions only), that the westernmost portion of the Sound remains stressed, and that climate change and population growth pose challenges requiring additional investment. Nonetheless, staffers and scientists alike were gratified to see proof that investment in water quality is paying dividends. The Long Island Sound Report Card was produced by Save the Sound and published in September 2018 using 2008-2017 data. Funding was provided by the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative.

Friday, September 7, 2018
Norwalk Joins Sustainable CT Effort

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition. The town of Thomaston joined the initiative in July. Three Connecticut philanthropies – The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program’s development and launch.