Greenwich Conservation Commission

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Our Changing Connecticut Climate: A Water Story

This is the second article in the Greenwich Sustainability Committee’s “One Water” weekly series. Written by Sarah Coccaro, Conservation Resource Manager, Greenwich Conservation Commission, member of the Land and Water sector of the Sustainability Committee

The seasonality of the Northeast is central to the region’s sense of place. Yet, earlier springs and milder winters are changing ecosystems and environments in ways that adversely impact commerce, recreation, tourism, agriculture, industry and livelihoods. Global warming alters nearly every stage of the water cycle; from precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff to stream flow. These changes put pressure on drinking water supplies, food production, property values, and our quality of life. Continue Reading →

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Conservation Advocates Raise Red Flags on Aquarion’s Effort to Divert Water from Wilton Well & Norwalk River to Greenwich

“During the drought, Greenwich dramatically reduced its daily water usage from 32 million gallons per day peak summer usage to 5 million gallons per day after an outdoor irrigation ban was implemented, indicating that the overwhelming use of water was going to outdoor uses.” – Marija Mikolajczak, Greenwich Conservation Advocates Continue Reading →

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UCONN /Greenwich Shellfish Commission Researches the Threat of Plastic to Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound is vulnerable to accumulations of plastic waste material. Greenwich’s Shellfish Commission and UConn’s Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering are supporting research to document the distribution of microplastics in Long Island Sound. Continue Reading →

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Perfect Day for 8th Annual “Experience the Sound” at Greenwich Point

Kudos to the person who ordered up the perfect weather on Sunday for the “Experience the Sound” event, organized by the Bruce Museum and the Town’s Shellfish Commission. The event included tours of a shellfishing boat and a free raw bar! Several organizations set up under tents outside Innis Arden Cottage, and a fleet of Bruce Museum Seaside Center volunteers did a bit of show and tell with the sea life for kids of all ages. Continue Reading →

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