Press Release: 2020 Connecticut Cleanup takes shape

New Haven, CT—Save the Sound, the statewide coordinator for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) since 2002, will hold the 2020 Connecticut Cleanup effort in September as planned. Official sponsor Subaru of New England has renewed its commitment to the effort, and will once again support cleanups through its Connecticut dealerships. At the time […]

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FIRST UNIFIED WATER STUDY SUMMIT HELD AT EARTHPLACE

On the cold, crisp early morning of November 14, 2019, participants in the Unified Water Study (UWS) began to arrive at Earthplace in Westport, CT, ready to drop off their scientific equipment and close out the 2019 monitoring season. Sixty-two attendees representing twenty-two monitoring groups and key study partners gathered for the 2019 UWS Summit, […]

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Unified Water Study of Sound Bays and Harbors Enters Its Third Year

On a windy Tuesday morning in May, Elena Colón hauled her twenty-first and final bucket of water from Mamaroneck Harbor into the old stone building at the tip of Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck Harbor. Each bucket of cold Sound water was used by a different monitoring group, gathering in Mamaroneck for a day of […]

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A 7th rain garden for New Haven’s West River watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 Save the Sound, Neighborhood Housing Services, and over 50 volunteers install 7th residential rain garden in West River Watershed Ongoing green infrastructure collaboration teaches residents to manage stormwater at home New Haven, Conn. – Two New Haven nonprofits teamed up with local college students this week to plant a […]

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Successes & Weird Finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 Successes & Weird Finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers hit 31 CT beaches over the weekend; more to come as Save the Sound and its Soundkeeper fight plastic pollution NEW HAVEN, CONN. – An estimated 900 Save the Sound volunteers hit 31 Connecticut beaches last Saturday and Sunday […]

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Two Views: International Coastal Cleanup Day on the Farm River

Curt Johnson, Executive Director of the Save the Sound program, has participated in a dozen coastal cleanups during his tenure. He’s been boating for 50 years, and has lived in the coastal town of Branford, Connecticut, for much of his life. Curt organized a water-based cleanup along Branford’s Farm River in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17. […]

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Press Release: Volunteers build green infrastructure skills at Beardsley Zoo planting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2016 Contact: Laura McMillan, 540-292-8429 Bridgeport, Conn. – Local volunteers gained green infrastructure skills last weekend at a hands-on rain garden planting workshop led by Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Saturday’s workshop at Beardsley Zoo is part of Save the Sound’s ongoing efforts […]

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Your Beach Needs You! International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 is Coming

September 17 is International Coastal Cleanup Day, but we’re hosting cleanups all month – and you’re invited to help!

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