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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Artists and nature—Oswegatchie Hills provide both medium and inspiration

People flock to nature preserves for multiple reasons—exercise, fresh air, solitude, a respite from electronics. While the craggy Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme is popular with hikers who love winding trails through rugged terrain, around gigantic glacial boulders, and through low-lying wetlands, it also regularly draws artists and nature-lovers who revel in the […]

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Used Electric Cars are BARGAINS and Cheap to Operate

CFE/Save the Sound president Curt Johnson reflects on the best deal he’s found—for his wallet and the planet. When it comes to buying used cars, I’m cheap. I go for reliable, inexpensive, and preferably comfortable wheels. Earlier this summer, I was pleasantly surprised to learn an important bargain hunting secret—low mileage, first-generation electric cars are […]

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The Great Fish Migration Story – PT I

  PART I : INTRODUCTION Imagine hundreds, even thousands, of grayish-green fish filling a river from one bank to the other, fighting their way upstream in the brisk waters swollen by the spring melt. Their silver sides and bellies flash. Occasionally one will propel itself out of the water, avoiding some obstacle that threatens its […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and partners to begin installation of green infrastructure at Sunken Meadow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2019 Contact:      Anthony Allen, 860-604-7207 Laura McMillan, 540-292-8429 Save the Sound and partners set to begin installation of green infrastructure at Sunken Meadow State Park 16.6 acres of parking lot retrofits will treat stormwater Smithtown, N.Y.—Save the Sound and New York Parks have begun efforts to retrofit 18 […]

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PRESS RELEASE: 16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed

16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed Exposed inactive water line removed, improving safety for paddlers and improving fish passage on the Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – An old, unused water line on the Quinnipiac River in Meriden has been removed, the third barrier to come down in three years. The […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CFE/Save the Sound applauds proposed expansion of protected coastal wetlands and natural areas

CFE/Save the Sound applauds proposed expansion of protected coastal wetlands and natural areas New Haven, Conn. – Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound today submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in support of proposed amendments to the Coastal Barriers Resources Act (CBRA). The proposed updates and expansion will add another […]

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Advocacy 101: JF, LCO, OFA, OLR…HUH?

The Connecticut legislative session started on January 9 and you’ve been lobbying your reps ever since. Phone calls, action alerts, letters, and rallies have propelled some great legislation forward out of committee, and stopped some bad bills in their tracks. Unfortunately, just because a committee supports a bill, doesn’t mean it will become law. It […]

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