Eelgrass Restoration Project, Phase Two: The Gluing

This is the second installment in a series of stories that will track the progress of our eelgrass restoration project, a collaboration featuring Save the Sound, SAVE Environmental, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The accompanying video is made possible by support from 11th Hour Racing. At first glance, the setup looked less like a scientific work station […]

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Reflecting on the 27th UN Climate Change Conference

Save the Sound Policy Intern Kaleigh Pitcher is pursuing her Master’s of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut and hopes to continue working towards the intersections of climate justice and health equity in public policy. She recently aided our climate and environmental justice teams in monitoring developments at the 27th United Nations Climate Change […]

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2022 Long Island Sound Report Card is Out

WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT LEVELING OFF, RISING WATER TEMPS RAISE CONCERN Modest Signs of Improvement in NYC, Even as Many Area Bays Struggle LARCHMONT, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — November 17, 2022 – Regional nonprofit environmental organization Save the Sound released the findings of its 2022 Long Island Sound Report Card on November 17. The biennial […]

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November Restoration Update: Climathon, Rye’s Blind Brook, and Data from CT Cleanup

Save the Sound Brings Living Shorelines Solutions to the New Haven Climathon  Last weekend, over 140 people gathered at the John S Martinez School in Fair Haven for a mini conference on climate change consequences in New Haven and solutions to address them. Alex Rodriguez, environmental justice specialist, and Melissa Pappas, ecological communications specialist, joined […]

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New Haven Climathon Brings Community Together to Take Climate Change Action

On October 29, Save the Sound joined this grassroots initiative hosted by, Reimagining New Haven in the Era of Climate Change and The Narrative Project, with countless local partners including Artspace, City of New Haven, City Seed, CIRCA, NOAA, and Junta for Progressive Action. Over 140 participants gathered at the John Martinez Elementary School for […]

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Save the Sound welcomes Denise Stranko as Vice President of Programs

NEW HAVEN, CT—Denise Stranko, an attorney and environmental consultant with more than 20 years of experience in legislative action and policy, has joined Save the Sound as its Vice President of Programs. Denise succeeds Leah Lopez Schmalz, who took on the role of Save the Sound’s president October 1. In her new role, based at […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Receives Support to Monitor and Investigate Blind Brook Dam at Rye High School for Potential Future Removal

Rye, New York – Save the Sound has been awarded $109,984 to initiate a dam removal feasibility study for the first dam on Blind Brook at Rye High School, in Rye, NY. The funding, provided through the Marine Habitat Tributary Restoration and Resiliency Grant funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound President Reflects on 10 Years of Hard Work Helping the Long Island Sound Region Recover from Superstorm Sandy

The upcoming 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy provides an opportunity for environmental leaders to reflect on the damage suffered by the Long Island Sound region on October 29, 2012, and also on a decade’s worth of necessary work making communities in New York and Connecticut more resilient in the face of climate change and severe […]

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