Save the date! On May 13th at 1:30p, Katie O’Brien-Clayton of CT DEEP’s Water Monitoring Program will be presenting with Peter Linderoth of the Save the Sound, regarding a novel community-based Long Island Sound water quality monitoring program called the Unified Water Study. During the webinar, Katie will highlight how DEEP, as a state agency, utilizes this volunteer water quality data to evaluate the water quality of Long Island Sound.
What is the Unified Water Study? Launched by Save the Sound in 2017, the Unified Water Study (UWS) is a groundbreaking water quality monitoring program developed so a collective of like-minded groups (now 23!) around Long Island Sound can collect comparable data on the environmental health of bays. By standardizing the procedures and all other aspects of the program, the UWS delivers reliable data collected by community water quality monitoring groups to inform and support actions to preserve and restore Long Island Sound.
About the Community Science LI 2021 Webinar Series The purpose of this webinar series is to introduce attendees to local citizen science programs and make the connection between how the data collected through those programs contribute to local environmental management, research, etc. To learn more visit the CSLI website: seatuck.org/community-science-webinars/ . Contact Jimena Perez-Viscasillas, Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator, with questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality (Council) released its assessment of the condition of the State’s environment. The report, Environmental Quality in Connecticut, was delivered to Governor Lamont, as required by law. It is an unbiased assessment of Connecticut’s natural environment, both positive and negative, during the 2020 calendar year.
In its 49th Annual Report, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was evident. There was a significant increase in the use of electricity in the residential sector, likely due to people working and learning from home. Bus ridership decreased as people worked remotely or sought to avoid confined spaces. Beverage container redemptions decreased too, possibly as a consequence of early misinformation and public trepidation about handling of recyclables. Visitation to parks saw a significant increase, highlighting the necessity for the State to accelerate its acquisition of open space, which is not now on pace to achieve its goal. Interestingly, the need to find outdoor relief from voluntary confinement might be partially responsible for the decrease in productivity of piping plovers whose nests are easily disrupted by humans and their pets.
Unchanged in the 2020 Annual Report is the influence - almost always negative - of a warming climate on the State’s ecosystem. Of the report’s fifty indicators of environmental conditions, the majority show a close association between their recent trends and the warming of the climate.