PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound, Atlantic Clam Farms of CT, and Village of Rye Brook Reach Sewage Pollution Prevention Deal

For Immediate Release: November 24, 2020 Contacts: Laura McMillan, Save the Sound lmcmillan@savethesound.org Collaborative discussions yield proposed consent decree with clean water and public health benefits Rye Brook, New York – Save the Sound, Atlantic Clam Farms of CT, and the Village of Rye Brook have reached a settlement that will reduce water pollution and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Bacteria Testing Reveals Chronic Issue of Fecal Contamination in Western Sound

Today, Save the Sound released the results of its 2020 bacteria water quality monitoring from 61 sites in Westchester, Queens, and Nassau Counties in New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. All samples were analyzed in Save the Sound’s lab for fecal bacteria levels associated with sewage and pathogens that can make people sick. Overall failure rates were highest in rivers where 74% of river samples failed, compared with 34% of those collected from bays and harbors, and 12% from shoreline locations.

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound & Darien Reach Sewage Pollution Prevention Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2020 Contacts: Martin Hain, Save the Sound, mhain@savethesound.org, Laura McMillan, Save the Sound, 540-292-8429, Ed Gentile, Town of Darien, Director of Public Works, 203-656-7346 Save the Sound and Town of Darien Reach Sewage Pollution Prevention Deal Collaborative discussions yield proposed consent decree with clean water, public health, and open space […]

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An Eye in the Sky: Using Drones to Collect Aerial Data at Potential Ecological Restoration Sites

In the past few years, small drones have become extremely popular among hobbyists as well as scientists and engineers. While there’s a lot of discussion to be had about the use of hobby drones, we are exploring their potential in monitoring the progress of ecological restoration.

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PRESS RELEASE: “Envision Plum Island” stakeholder report released; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Report details vision and plan to protect jobs, endangered wildlife, Native American history, and historic landmarks Long Island, NY (July 22, 2020) – Today, Save the Sound […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Mill River sewage spill shows need for preventative action and prompt public notice across region

New Haven, CT—On Monday, July 6, a section of 30” sewer main in Hamden collapsed. Over the course of the day, as crews scrambled to divert and contain the flow, over two million gallons of raw sewage found their way into nearby storm drains and into the Mill River.

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Fungicides, Herbicides and Insecticides…Oh My!

Pesticides are an enormous group of chemicals designed to kill unwanted insects (insecticides), weeds (herbicides), rodents (rodenticides), fungi (fungicides), and other so-called pests. The problem is, if those chemicals can kill a bug or plant, they can probably cause harm to humans or pets too. Even though pesticides are sprayed on land, many times, they […]

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Is New York State Giving Up on Clean Waterways for New York City?

In 2015, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) passed new water quality standards that finally set the goal of making waterways around the city clean enough for the public to safely swim. The new regulation would have forced a significant reduction in the volume of raw untreated sewage that is currently dumped from the city directly into its waterways every time it rains. Today New York State dropped those standards from their regulations, sending us back untold years in our efforts to address insufficient sewage treatment in the city and the water pollution it creates.

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