Contamination

Study of microplastics and macroplastics

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Amount: 
20 000.00
Description: 
to support the study of microplastics and macroplastics in the Quinnipiac River and its source waters.

Coliform bacteria testing program and advocacy for state and local permits affecting water quality

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central CT
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Amount: 
15 000.00
Description: 
to support a coliform bacteria testing program that uses trained volunteers to collect and a professional lab to analyze to support a coliform bacteria testing program that uses trained volunteers to collect and a professional lab to analyze bacteria in stream and river segments of the Quinnipiac Watershed, and to support advocacy for state and local permits affecting water quality of the Quinnipiac River.

Study of the presence and spatial distribution of industrial pollutants

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Amount: 
13 000.00
Description: 
to support the study of the presence and spatial distribution of industrial pollutants and other water quality parameters along the Quinnipiac River.

Study of microplastics in storm run-off

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amount: 
19 757.00
Description: 
to support the study of microplastics in storm run-off to tributaries in the Quinnipiac River watershed.

Investigation of microplastics in water and sediment samples

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amount: 
13 859.00
Description: 
to support the study of the prevalence, concentration, and physical characteristics of microplastics in water and sediment samples throughout the lower Quinnipiac River and New Haven Harbor, and their fish communities.

Prevalence of the ulvoid bloom in the New Haven Harbor

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amount: 
9 675.00
Description: 
to support the study of the prevalence of the ulvoid bloom in the New Haven Harbor.

Quinnipiac Impaired Waters Monitoring and Advocacy programming.

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central CT
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amount: 
15 769.00
Description: 
to support the monitoring of state level permits affecting water quality, and then support water quality testing of the Quinnipiac River as well as recruitment and training of a permits observer corps to monitor local land use commissions and screen for testimony local land use permits.

Industrial pollutants and water quality of the Quinnipiac River

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amount: 
20 000.00
Description: 
to support monitoring, identifying and quantifying known pollutants from industrial outflows along the Quinnipiac River, specifically industrial areas in Wallingford and North Haven.

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.

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