PRESS RELEASE: Mill River sewage spill shows need for preventative action and prompt public notice across region

New Haven, CT—On Monday, July 6, a section of 30” sewer main in Hamden collapsed. Over the course of the day, as crews scrambled to divert and contain the flow, over two million gallons of raw sewage found their way into nearby storm drains and into the Mill River.

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Fungicides, Herbicides and Insecticides…Oh My!

Pesticides are an enormous group of chemicals designed to kill unwanted insects (insecticides), weeds (herbicides), rodents (rodenticides), fungi (fungicides), and other so-called pests. The problem is, if those chemicals can kill a bug or plant, they can probably cause harm to humans or pets too. Even though pesticides are sprayed on land, many times, they […]

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Is New York State Giving Up on Clean Waterways for New York City?

In 2015, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) passed new water quality standards that finally set the goal of making waterways around the city clean enough for the public to safely swim. The new regulation would have forced a significant reduction in the volume of raw untreated sewage that is currently dumped from the city directly into its waterways every time it rains. Today New York State dropped those standards from their regulations, sending us back untold years in our efforts to address insufficient sewage treatment in the city and the water pollution it creates.

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Oswegatchie Hills – Treading lightly, for nature’s sake

While we continue to fight for the protection and preservation of 236 acres of undeveloped coastal forest in East Lyme, Conn., the human need for access to outdoors and fresh air is bringing new challenges to volunteer stewards who maintain the adjoining Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (OHNP). “The Hills are a ‘nature preserve,’ a safe […]

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Save the Sound statement: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. Save the Sound stands with our neighbors across the region facing continued racism and violence. We strongly support peaceful protest. We cannot build a healthy, just, and equitable future while Black voices are stifled and Black lives are threatened. Our team is redoubling our efforts to support Black individuals and organizations in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Plum Island dive results: “Every centimeter” covered with life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              May 14, 2020ContactLaura McMillan, lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org Plum Island dive results: “Every centimeter” covered with life Pilot study finds coral, anemones, eelgrass meadows, and more New Haven, Conn. – Over five days last September, a team of divers and marine scientists conducted a first-of-its-kind marine survey of the underwater habitats around Plum Island. They […]

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The Hills are Alive!

While humans are being asked to stay indoors to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, other species have been waking up to spring. If you cannot get to your favorite patch of nature, Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition members have been capturing and sharing the natural splendor of East Lyme’s Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve. The 236 […]

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A Time to Honor Vision: Save the Sound on Earth Day 50

Today, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Our organization was founded just a few years after Earth Day, with 50 members. It’s humbling to see the restoration of our natural world that they, and you, have made possible since. On this historic occasion, here’s what our president, Curt Johnson, had […]

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