Press Release: Recapping International Coastal Cleanup Day – 30 Cleanups Down, over 40 to Go

Connecticut – Last weekend Save the Sound’s Cleanup Captains hosted over a dozen events for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day. On Saturday, September 16, volunteers collected and tallied over 1,000 pounds of trash across Connecticut’s rivers, parks, and beaches.  Ocean Conservancy initiated ICC Day over 35 years ago to stop plastic pollution from entering our […]

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Climate Week NYC 2023: The time to talk Renewable Rikers is now

The collective voice of New Yorkers has filled City Hall Park for centuries. It was where they protested the Stamp Act in 1765 and raised the first Liberty Pole a year later. On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read there, in the presence of General George Washington. In the late morning of […]

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Q&A with Cleanup Captain Holly Buckley

The Connecticut Cleanup brings dedicated individuals together each fall to clean up the state’s beaches, rivers, and parks. The success of this decades-old program is bolstered by our Cleanup Captains, many of which come back year after year to host events at places they care about. Holly Buckley, a science teacher at the East Lyme […]

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Breaking down and gearing up for the Bond Act

Looking up at the screen from a folding chair in the middle of the Westchester County Center’s Little Theater, surrounded by a couple hundred representatives from environmental agencies, elected officials and their staffs, state agency teams, and more than a few concerned citizens, everything seemed so simple. The slide on Water Quality Improvement and Resilient […]

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Meet Our 2023 Interns and Seasonal Hires

Every year, we welcome a new group of interns and seasonal hires, all of whom are as excited to work to protect the environment around the Long Island Sound region as we are to have them. We are happy to introduce this summer’s newest team members, and to allow you to get to know a […]

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Press Release: First Cleanup Report Highlights the Data and Impact of the Past Six Years of the Connecticut Cleanup

Save the Sound is committed to a trash-free Connecticut. We have been Connecticut’s coordinating organization for The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup for the past 20 years, and each year we are able to make a larger impact. In our first Connecticut Cleanup Report we showcase this effort, which has been made possible by thousands […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Construction Begins at Hamden Town Center Park to Install Large-scale Rain Garden

Approximately 2.5 acres of land at Hamden Town Center Park are being upgraded from lawn to a large-scale rain garden to help filter stormwater, restore habitat, and create a greener and more resilient town of Hamden. Construction for this transformation, led by Save the Sound, has started and will continue through May. Volunteer opportunities will […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New CT Coalition for Climate Action forged to promote state solutions to “the greatest crisis in history”

New Haven, CT—Environmental organizations, medical professionals, and environmental justice advocates have formed a new coalition focused on state and local solutions to the climate crisis. The Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action came together to help elected officials strengthen the state’s climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act, to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis […]

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