Pollution

Monitoring of marsh surface elevations, salinity and vegetation

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Description: 
to support the monitoring of marsh surface elevations as well as the salinity and vegetation in one lobe of the marsh, and to support measurement of soil salinity and vegetation cover in marsh-bordering areas at the Quinnipiac Meadows Preserve.

Measurement of mercury in bottom sediments and in fish

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
17 000.00
Description: 
To support the measurement of mercury in bottom sediments and in fish from ponds spanning the Quinnipiac River watershed to determine where it exceeds safety thresholds.

Cyanobacterial communities in the Quinnipiac River

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
17 300.00
Description: 
To support the sampling of cyanobacterial communities in the Quinnipiac River in order to identify and monitor known bloom-forming species that may also produce toxins.

Examination of the seasonal variation in the composition and quantity of microplastic particles from wastewater treatment facilities

Organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
16 000.00
Description: 
To support an examination of the seasonal variation in the composition and quantity of microplastic particles from wastewater treatment facilities discharging treated wastewater into the Quinnipiac River.

Recruitment and training of a permits observer corps

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central CT
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
15 000.00
Description: 
To support the recruitment and training of a permits observer corps to monitor local land use commissions and screen for testimony local land use permits, as well as assist in monitoring of state level permits affecting water quality.

Monitoring, identifying and quantifying known pollutants from industrial outflows

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
17 000.00
Description: 
To support monitoring, identifying and quantifying known pollutants from industrial outflows along the Quinnipiac River, specifically industrial areas in Wallingford and North Haven.

Policy, planning and regulatory training to municipalities in the Quinnipiac River Watershed

Organization: 
Land Use Leadership Alliance
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
13 000.00
Description: 
To support policy, planning and regulatory training for natural resource protection, storm water runoff, watershed protection, and shoreline resiliency to municipalities in the Quinnipiac River Watershed.

Hooded outlet protection on existing stormwater catch basins

Organization: 
City of Meriden
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Amount: 
3 000.00
Description: 
To support a Public Works Department pilot program to retrofit hooded outlet protection on ten existing stormwater catch basins that are in stormwater systems that outlet to the Quinnipiac River or one of its tributaries.

Lower Quinnipiac Access, Education and Advocacy activities

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central Connecticut
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Amount: 
20 000.00
Description: 
To support a half day Quinnipiac Update conference; improvements to public access to the Little River, a Quinnipiac tributary, at Lowe's on Route 80 in New Haven; education of phosphorus control; and promotion of pollution and diversion permit participation.

Industrial pollutants in water and on indigenous fish populations

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Amount: 
21 000.00
Description: 
To support identification, characterization and assessment of industrial pollutants in water and on indigenous fish populations in the Quinnipiac River.

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