Tom Kutcher has been appointed Baykeeper for Save the Bay.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Save The Bay has appointed a new Baykeeper to keep a closer watch on Narragansett Bay. Tom Kutcher has been appointed Baykeeper to fill the seat left vacant after the resignation of John Torgan, reports The Providence Journal. According to a press release from Save the Bay, Kutcher brings extensive experience in coastal ecology from his previous work with the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, as well as his time consulting with the Estuarine Reserves Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Narragansett Baykeeper serves as a respected authority on water quality, pollution, coastal ecology and resource management for the Narragansett Bay watershed and adjacent coastal waters. The …
URI's Lorraine Joubert discusses how to keep that filthy water from getting into the Narragansett Bay.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
It is beach season in Rhode Island. Pack up the kids, the beach towels and umbrella, the cooler, and a bucketful of suntan lotion and head for the shore. Here are some things you won't have to take: cigarette butts, lawn fertilizer, pet poop, and oil and gas residues from roads and driveways. They will get there on their own. What Rhode Islanders don't realize as well as they should is that the main source of pollution to our water bodies is storm-water runoff. A recent University of Rhode Island survey found that nearly 90 percent of those polled believed that the most damaging sources of pollution coming into our rivers, Narragansett Bay and the ocean are from industrial discharges and municipal-wastewater-treatment plants. Not so. The…