Contamination

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.

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.

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