Pollution

Surveying the Quinnipiac River, a study of bis-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and other plasticizers

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Amount: 
7 000.00
Description: 
To support Surveying the Quinnipiac River, a study of bis-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and other plasticizers in an effort to characterize contamination from industrial sources.

Cleaning the Quinnipiac, one pollutant at a time

http://middletownpress.com/articles/2012/07/16/news/doc50040f7446788505258579.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Monday, July 16, 2012 8:57 AM EDT

By Barbara Moran, Conn. Health I-Team Writer

The impacts of wastewater from municipal waste water treatment plants on fish health in the Quinnipiac River

Organization: 
University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Amount: 
18 000.00
Description: 
To support a study about the impacts of wastewater from municipal waste water treatment plants on fish health in the Quinnipiac River.

Safe Grounds Campaign

Organization: 
The Watershed Partnership, Inc.
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Amount: 
20 000.00
Description: 
To support the Safe Grounds Campaign to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of toxic lawn pesticides in the Quinnipiac River watershed and throughout Connecticut.

Educate fishers on safe consumption of fish

Organization: 
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Amount: 
2 000.00
Description: 
To support the education of fishers on safe consumption of fish from the Quinnipiac River and work with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to ensure fish signage is posted in the area in appropriate languages as well as support an exchange program where Quinnipiac River fishers can trade their lead weights for non-lead weights.

Improve habitat for birds and other wildlife within the Quinnipiac River Watershed

Organization: 
Audubon Connecticut
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Amount: 
10 000.00
Description: 
To raise awareness among legislators, homeowners, and the general public about ways to reduce both non-point and point sources of pollution and to improve habitat for birds and other wildlife within the Quinnipiac River Watershed.

Measure Quantity of Bioavailable Toxic Forms

Organization: 
Yale School of Forestry/Environmental Studies
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 21, 1996
Amount: 
5 000.00
Description: 
To measure the quantity of bioavailable toxic forms of dissolved heavy metals in the QR seasonally and during storm events.

Monitoring Vegetation

Organization: 
Yale School of Forestry/Environmental Studies
Date Issued: 
Thursday, May 15, 2003
Amount: 
13 000.00
Description: 
To continue monitoring vegetation change and mudflat development in the Quinnipiac River brackish marshes, and begin to test hypothesized causes for the observed wetland loss.  To complete a nitrogen and trace metal analyses and begin to assess how marsh loss has affected the load of pollutants to the river.

Kids Explore!, Kids Do!, Kids Teach!

Organization: 
Solar Youth
Date Issued: 
Thursday, May 15, 2003
Amount: 
8 000.00
Description: 
To educate New Haven's youth about the natural and social systems that affect the Quinnipiac River.  To design and execute a community service action project that addresses an issue for youth to identify and teach what they have learned and accomplished to others; thereby building a constituency of urban advocates for the Quinnipiac River.  This project is called Kids Explore!, Kids Do!, Kids Teach!

Mercury Contamination

Organization: 
Yale University Grant and Contract Administration
Date Issued: 
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Amount: 
7 500.00
Description: 
To measure contamination along the Quinnipiac River and in oysters of the New Haven Harbor and evaluate the extent of mercury pollution and  identify sources and hotspots.

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