Growing up boating and fishing on Long Island Sound instilled an anonymous friend of the Soundkeeper program with a life-long sense of stewardship for these waters. This donor’s conviction that a healthy environment is a treasure and a necessity for us all inspired them to issue a $50,000 matching gift challenge!
The challenge is to raise $50,000 by July 15 in order to unlock a matching $50,000 gift! Your gift at any level will be doubled up to $50,000, and you’ll also double your impact to protect the Soundkeeper’s clean-water programs. Your generous support will keep Long Island Sound healthy and safe for your family, friends, and community to enjoy, and for wildlife to thrive.
Anyone who boats, swims, fishes, or even just strolls along the shores of Long Island Sound needs the Soundkeeper. The Soundkeeper is your eyes and ears on Long Island Sound.
Through regular patrols of your bays and harbors, the Soundkeeper focuses on finding, reporting, and fixing sewage pollution in the Sound. Sewage contains disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, and is a threat to any swimmer, sailor or kayaker who comes in contact with it. Sewage in water can also cause low-oxygen dead zones that kill fish and other aquatic life.
In addition to being your on-the-water watchdog, the Soundkeeper speaks out on behalf of the many marine species that depend on a healthy Sound for survival. He provides a powerful voice for the lobsters, bluefish, whales and seals, and other full-time residents of the Sound.
When not on the water, the Soundkeeper is busy supporting and mobilizing communities around the Sound to take action for clean water. The Soundkeeper works with Save the Sound’s program staff across Connecticut and New York to develop strong environmental policies and solutions to water pollution. To make sure our clean water laws and regulations are enforced on the Sound, the Soundkeeper works closely with Save the Sound’s water quality scientists and environmental attorneys, holding polluters accountable under the law.
Whether on the water or in the statehouse, your Soundkeeper is fighting to protect and restore Long Island Sound.
Thank you for your generosity and care!
Save the Sound is a 501c3 tax exempt organization.