PO Box 883
Stonington, CT 06378
CUSH Inc. Clean Up Stonington HarborKeeping Water Healthy
Keep water healthy for our children, help CUSH continue to keep water clean! CUSH has engaged in multiple collaborations with area environmental groups, school, and church groups to conduct shoreline cleanups from Westerly to Groton. CUSH sponsors a variety of community education programs—from lectures to instruction manuals—that teach ecological best practices to residents and visitors. Trained volunteers, including board members, collect and test water samples at locations throughout Fisher's Island Sound. Dr. Claire Gavin, chair of CUSH's Water Committee holds a deep water quality sampler, specially designed to collect water samples from specific depths at sites over 2 meters deep. CUSH volunteer, Scott Gager of United Water Company, assists the Pawcatuck Pack 37 Cub Scouts. Pawcatuck Pack 37 Cub Scouts show the results of their hard day's work.
THE CUSH MISSION
Only 34 Words, But The Commitment Is Enormous
CUSH has achieved a great deal in its first 5 years. It has established a highly regarded water quality sampling program, organized informative public lectures, and conducted a Sound Friendly Gardening educational and incentive effort.
CUSH has also been instrumental in collaborative projects with various public and private entities on a number of critical projects: coastal cleanups; embankment planting; promoting clean boating practices; enhancing and expanding pump-out services to boaters; and responding to queries and requests from individuals and groups with water quality concerns.
CUSH is known for working effectively with others and getting things done.