Press Release: “This funding is more essential than ever;” LIS Restoration and Stewardship Act passes House on Monday

The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act took one step closer to reauthorization on Monday, passing the House of Representatives in decisive, bipartisan fashion.  Sponsored by Representatives Nick LaLota of New York and Joe Courtney of Connecticut, HR 5441 provides $65 million in annual funding from 2024 through 2028 for the Long Island Sound […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Paddle for the Sound Event to Benefit the Health of Long Island Sound July 12 to 21

Join nature enthusiasts and environmental advocates in an exciting kayak, paddleboard, or canoe challenge to support a healthier Long Island Sound  NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Save the Sound is back for its ninth year of Paddle for the Sound! Whether you’re in for a leisurely paddle or looking to test your limits in a kayak, […]

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Fair Haven Community Events Activate UWI Haven and Exchange Park

Red clover, milkweed, and yarrow now grow at the corner of Haven and Exchange Street in Fair Haven. Once an underutilized, abandoned lot in the shadow of English Station, last year this space was transformed into the Mill River Trail Green Infrastructure Park and community rain garden as part of the Urban Waters Initiative project (UWI). […]

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Hidden Doors: An intern’s survival guide for the New York legislative session

Ella McGrail spent the 2024 legislative session as the New York policy intern for Save the Sound.  The front entrance of the New York State Capitol is impressive.   It is comprised of three enormous doors flanked by columns and crowned with copper lamps. The stairs leading up to the doors are made of gleaming white […]

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Press Release: “Maintaining the status quo is not good enough”—Save the Sound Disappointed by Incremental Progress in NYS Legislative Session

When the New York State Assembly adjourned in the early hours of Saturday, it marked the end of the 2024 legislative session. But even during a session that ran a day longer than originally scheduled, the legislature did not do enough to advance to address the many environmental challenges New York faces. “Maintaining the status […]

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Press Release: Comprehensive PFAS protections passed in NYS Senate

New York State took a major step toward turning off the tap on toxic forever chemicals Thursday, the last scheduled day of the 2024 legislative session. The State Senate passed a bill (S5648F) that would phase out the sale of everyday household items containing additionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a variety of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Hochul Signs Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into Law

Now, the county legislature must add referendum to the November ballot Larchmont, NY — Of the many reasons to head to Long Island at the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Kathy Hochul picked a good one. She was in Babylon on Thursday morning to sign the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into law.  […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Releases 2023 Beach Grades in Advance of New Swimming Season

As beachgoers around Long Island Sound prepare for the arrival of Memorial Day Weekend and the start of a new swimming season, Save the Sound releases its 2023 Beach Grades on Sound Health Explorer. Before diving into the Sound this summer, we encourage everyone to dive into the water quality grades collected last summer at 197 […]

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