Pollution

Monitoring of marsh surface elevations, salinity and vegetation in one lobe of the marsh, and preliminary analysis of marsh migration at the Quinnipiac Meadows Preserve

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Amount: 
14 000.00
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 preliminary analysis of marsh migration at the Quinnipiac Meadows Preserve.

Measuring mercury in fish from ponds spanning the Quinnipiac River

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
19 000.00
Description: 
To support measuring mercury in fish from ponds spanning the Quinnipiac River's watershed to see where it exceeds safety thresholds.

Trace sources of endocrine disruptors and toxicity

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
12 000.00
Description: 
To support the study of several sites along the Quinnipiac River to trace sources of endocrine disruptors and toxicity.

Study of copper uptake efficiency of various ulvoid species

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
10 500.00
Description: 
To support the study of copper uptake efficiency of various ulvoid species in order to pinpoint potential candidates for bioremediation of heavy metals at marine and brackish water sites along the Quinnipiac River.

Lower Quinnipiac Access & Advocacy activities

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central CT
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
10 000.00
Description: 
To support Lunch and Learn sessions for municipal department of public works crews in the lower Quinnipiac watershed for best practices in stormwater pollution prevention; enforcement of public access site at Little River, a Quinnipiac tributary at Lowe's on Route 80 in New Haven; education of phosphorus control; and monitoring of pollution and diversion permits.

Identification, characterization and assessment of industrial pollutants

Organization: 
Quinnipiac University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Amount: 
21 000.00
Description: 
to support identification, characterization and assessment of industrial pollutants in Wallingford and North Haven with an emphasis on the pollutant's impact to indigenous fish populations in the Quinnipiac River.

Study of the risk of runoff from artificial turf fields into the Quinnipiac River's watershed

Organization: 
Yale University
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
16 700.00
Description: 
To support the study of the risk of runoff from artificial turf fields into the Quinnipiac River's watershed.

Study of benthic algae, testing copper content in situ algal samples and mesocosm copper uptake experiments

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
12 000.00
Description: 
To support the study of benthic algae to detect seasonal variation in species composition, as well as testing copper content in situ algal samples and conducting mesocosm copper uptake experiments to test the bioremediation potential of various algal species.

Study to determine presence of encocrine disruptors

Organization: 
University of New Haven
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
11 500.00
Description: 
To support the study of several sites along the Quinnipiac River to determine whether endocrine disruptors are present and then trace their source.

Training public work crews in stormwater pollution prevention and enforcing lower Quinnipiac River public access

Organization: 
River Advocates of South Central Connecticut
Date Issued: 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Amount: 
20 000.00
Description: 
To support, as a first priority, monitoring of pollution and diversion permits, and only then Lunch and Learn sessions for municipal department of public works crews in the lower Quinnipiac watershed for best practices in stormwater pollution prevention; enforcement of public access at an abandoned, neglected Quinnipiac River site at Lowe's on Route 80 in New Haven and education of phosphorus control.

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