Press Release: New York State Awards Save the Sound $400,000 for Hutchinson River Watershed Planning in the Bronx

Larchmont, NY – New York State has granted $400,000 to Save the Sound to develop a watershed management for the Hutchinson River in the Bronx as part of a larger effort to clean up portions of the lower Hutchinson River that flows into Long Island Sound. The funding request was facilitated by Assembly Member Michael […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NYS Legislative Session ends with environmental funding the big prize; progress but no final passage for living shorelines

Larchmont, NY—The 2022 New York State legislative session ended Saturday with an assortment of big budgetary wins and close calls. The biggest victory is a 2022-23 budget that pumps billions of dollars into environmental initiatives. Specific legislation to benefit coastal resiliency, stormwater management, and homebuyers saw significant momentum, but some bills failed to win final […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Updated Sound-wide beach grades released…just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

2021 LIS Beach Grades available on Sound Health Explorer See which regional beaches fare best; 10 Long Island Sound beaches receive D grades or lower LARCHMONT, NY—May 26, 2022—Save the Sound has released new Beach Grades for more than 200 Long Island Sound beaches on Sound Health Explorer. Save the Sound encourages people to dive into […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Launches Mill River Urban Waters Initiative: Community Outreach, Engagement, and Leadership Program

Fair Haven, CT – A new partnership between environmental and community groups has launched along the Mill River in the Fair Haven neighborhood of New Haven. Save the Sound and nearly a dozen other partners, through the Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) administered by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), have initiated […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Climate, Clean Water, Open Space Win in 2022-23 New York State Budget

New York’s new budget makes a powerful statement about the need for bold, concrete action to protect and preserve our natural resources. A $4.2 billion bond act intended to reduce flood risk, conserve open space, improve water quality, restore coastlines, and shore up infrastructure in the face of climate change is one of the highlights […]

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Save the Sound supports New York Governor Hochul’s bold environmental agenda in State of the State

On Wednesday, January 5, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a bold State of the State address, with an ambitious environmental agenda to combat climate change and make major investments in clean energy infrastructure. Most exciting was the proposal to increase the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act (formerly the Environmental Bond […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound receives funding for wetland restoration in NYC and culvert assessments in CT

Total of more than $714K in grant funding will help build coastal and riverine resilience for wildlife and communities. NEW HAVEN, CONN – Save the Sound has been awarded two grants from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF), administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The funds awarded consist of $109,618 to […]

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Eelgrass Restoration in the Long Island Sound: Seed Collection

Eelgrass is an important seagrass and a building block for a healthy and abundant Long Island Sound. It provides a number of important ecosystem function, including carbon capture and sequestration, shelter and foraging areas for young fish and invertebrates, food for migratory waterfowl and sea turtles, and habitat for important local species including flounder and […]

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