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: 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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The Disappearing Fish

You might think you’ve heard this one before — a story of the fish that got away.   But trust us, you haven’t.  Of course, that’s what every fish tale spinner would have you believe. They lure you with details of the setting, hook you with the stakes of the struggle, and then reel you […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound applauds Connecticut lawmakers for powerful support of environmental and climate initiatives in 2023 CT budget adjustment

Strengths include funding for climate education, open space, invasive species control, and more NEW HAVEN—The passage of Connecticut’s 2023 budget adjustment bill late Tuesday night brings powerful momentum to the drive toward more protected open space, cleaner water, and better climate education for the state’s future leaders—our children. Save the Sound thanks lawmakers and Governor […]

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Plum Island scientific dive report catalogs 126 species of flora and fauna, “a surprising diversity of life”

Southold, NY—The results of a 2021 scientific dive off the coast of Plum Island, NY, were released today, providing a deeper understanding of findings from an earlier dive and documenting 126 species of plants and animals beneath the surface of Long Island Sound. The report, “Survey of Plum Island’s Subtidal Marine Habitats,” was prepared by […]

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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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Press Release: At Kinneytown Dam, municipalities and environmental groups take legal action to restore Naugatuck River, hold Hydroland Corp. accountable

Waterbury, Conn. – The Kinneytown Dam, owned by Hydroland Corporation, has blocked migratory fish passage on the Naugatuck River for long enough. Today the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG), comprised of the 19 municipalities surrounding the Naugatuck River, along with environmental organizations Save the Sound and Naugatuck River Revival Group (NRRG), have jointly taken […]

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