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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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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One Cleanup at a Time: Working to Reduce Plastic Pollution in Connecticut

As part of Save the Sound’s commitment to reducing plastic waste in our rivers and streams, our Climate and Policy interns, Nicole Freitas and Prabisha Bhandari, have written a four-part blog series focused on plastic reduction through local initiatives and policies. The key findings of this series will inform equitable and effective decisions on reducing […]

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EELGRASS RESTORATION PROJECT, PHASE ONE: SEED COLLECTION

This is the first 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. Long green stalks rise up from the sea floor like […]

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Fish Die Offs: What You Need to Know

From a distance, they could easily be mistaken for discarded trash bobbing on the surface of the water. When you get closer, though, and get a better look, you realize what you’re looking at: dead fish, often Atlantic menhaden (aka bunker). It can be a troubling sight, for sure, especially when it’s more than a […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Welcomes Laura Wildman as Regional Director of Ecological Restoration

New Haven, Conn. – Save the Sound has welcomed internationally-recognized restoration expert Laura Wildman to the team as the Regional Director of Ecological Restoration. Laura is leading our Ecological Restoration Program, representing the team at the organization’s executive level. She will work with the team’s project managers to provide leadership, support, and oversight of Save […]

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July Restoration Update: CT Cleanup Returns and $400,000 for the Bronx Watershed Plan

Three Habitat Heroes Bolster Connecticut Cleanup in Effort’s 20th Year Save the Sound has hosted nearly 1,000 cleanups in Connecticut as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) since 2002. This 20th year, the program has broken a record with three leading sponsors, setting the 2022 Connecticut Cleanup up to be the biggest and best […]

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