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If you want to know what saving the Sound looks like, take a glance in the mirror. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have done something this year to preserve, restore, and transform the Long Island Sound region. And for that, we thank you. Saving the Sound happens through so many beneficial acts, and […]

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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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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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Press Release: Annual anti-trash campaign targets Long Wharf area of New Haven for cleanup

New Haven – Now in its seventh year, the #DontTrashLISound campaign will kick off August 12 with a cleanup of the Long Wharf area led by Connecticut Sea Grant and Save the Sound. The five-week campaign of cleanups and social media posts, part of the Long Island Sound Marine Debris Action Plan led by the […]

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Press Release: Forty and Counting: Kicking Off this Year’s Connecticut Cleanup Season with Events Across the State

Save the Sound’s Connecticut Cleanup is back and bigger than ever with over 40 cleanups already scheduled between August and October. Our goal this year: to reach 100 cleanups by the end of the season, with the help of dedicated Cleanup Captains.   Cleanup Captains are those who plan cleanups, recruit volunteers, and host the events […]

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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: Save the Sound Applauds CT AG Tong’s Letter on Plastic Microfiber Pollution

NEW HAVEN, CT — Save the Sound commends the leadership of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who led a coalition of 16 attorneys general in delivering a letter today to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calling on the agencies to address the mounting problem of plastic microfibers present in […]

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