2023 Year in Review

As we bid farewell to another impactful year, we extend our deepest gratitude to every one of you—our invaluable members, supporters, advocates, and volunteers. Your commitment to the well-being of our environment has been the driving force behind our successes. Whether it was picking up beach litter, signing petitions for land restoration or climate action, […]

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If you want to know what saving the Sound looks like, take a glance in the mirror. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have done something this year to preserve, restore, and transform the Long Island Sound region. And for that, we thank you. Saving the Sound happens through so many beneficial acts, and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy, Save the Sound reach agreement with MDC to protect 5,500 acres

Open space in CT and MA to be permanently protected if abandonment permit  COLEBROOK, CT—A groundbreaking win for open space protection in Northwest Connecticut is being celebrated by the Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy (NCLC) and Save the Sound, who have reached a Memorandum of Understanding with The Metropolitan District (MDC) to negotiate the terms and […]

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Three Opportunities, Six Lakes

Will Hamden ever get its Six Lakes Park? Justin Farmer has lived 24 of his 28 years on the same block in Hamden’s Newhall neighborhood. For the past six years, he’s also served as its councilperson on the town’s Legislative Council. When he looks at the 102 acres of ponds and forest owned by the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Responds to Connecticut Legislative Session’s Environmental Action Wins for environmental justice, habitat, and clean water, but massive missed opportunities on reducing emissions and plastics

New Haven, Conn. – The 2023 state legislative session was characterized by incremental progress, as legislators and advocates alike adapted to new norms in the Connecticut General Assembly’s first fully in-person session in three years. Measures that will protect public health, clean water, and habitats passed in the final days of session, while there were […]

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Save the Sound and Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy Share New Report on Conservation Strategies for Northwest Connecticut

Kent, CT— Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy (NCLC) and Save the Sound are pleased to announce the publication of Conserving Northwest Connecticut: Adaptive Strategies for Accelerating the Pace of Conservation. This innovative new publication documents the region’s conservation efforts and reveals strategies for accelerating the pace of conservation as part of the global initiative to conserve […]

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MDC Pauses Proceedings Seeking to Remove DPH Jurisdiction over Future and Emergency Water Supplies

Water companies are critical conservation partners in Connecticut, collectively the second largest owners of open space land in the state. So, Save the Sound was concerned when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) submitted a request for a declaratory ruling on June 14, 2022, challenging CT Department of Public Health’s (DPH) oversight of future and emergency […]

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Weekly Update: It’s the Climb

The Slow, Steady Climb Toward Progress on EPF Lobby Day  Somewhere along your second six-story schlep up to the 9th floor of the Legislative Office Building in New York’s state capitol complex, the irony of a “lobby day” dawns on you.   The term suggests a meeting that historically has happened in a lobby (preferably one a […]

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