PRESS RELEASE: “Envision Plum Island” stakeholder report released; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Report details vision and plan to protect jobs, endangered wildlife, Native American history, and historic landmarks Long Island, NY (July 22, 2020) – Today, Save the Sound […]

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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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2019 Year in Review: The Difference We’re Making Together

There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]

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PRESS RELEASE: A Reprieve for Plum Island

Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds Passage of Federal Legislation to Temporarily Halt Sale of Plum Island   Southold, New York – Earlier this week the United States Senate passed the FY2020 appropriations budget bill, including language already passed by the House, which defunds any Government Services Administration (GSA) activities involving the sale of Plum Island […]

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PRESS RELEASE: PLUM ISLAND–New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, mschlag@ctenvironment.org, 860-398-0569 PLUM ISLAND: New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in marine diversity data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale, and successful paddle to preserve the island. Underwater survey sheds light on rich habitat Southold, New York – Flourishing wildlife and vibrant habitats fascinated a […]

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Plum Island from My Perspective

by Megan Dear Plum Island is an ecological and historical centerpiece to the animals—including humans—and plants that depend on it. Even though the island is only 840 acres, it has a huge impact on marine and terrestrial wildlife because of its history of being mostly untouched by humans. The flora and fauna native to the […]

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Students Take Action for Plum Island

Under the leadership of former science teacher Peggy Dickerson, students from Cutchogue East Elementary School spent weeks learning about Plum Island and wrote letters to Governor Cuomo, detailing all the reasons he should work to protect the island. Save the Sound’s New York natural areas coordinator, Louise Harrison, led the students through a visioning session […]

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Using the L.A.W. to protect Land, Air, and Water (July legal update)

CFE/Save the Sound Senior Legal Counsel Roger Reynolds gives an update on how we’re using the law to protect your environment at this key moment: I have no doubt that in the future we will look back on this moment in time and see it as a critical one for the environment—one way or the […]

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