PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate World Fish Migration Day Along the Farmington River

Enjoy time outdoors, and learn about the rivers near you through a fish’s point of view. Register here What: World Fish Migration Day: The Migration Celebration The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut and the Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN), a collaborative group of Connecticut and New York-based conservation organizations, are hosting an event to […]

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NY Legislative Update: Many priorities remain, but not much time

This email was sent by David Ansel, our vice president of water protection. When policy intern Ella McGrail and I arrived at the Capitol on Monday, the clock was already ticking. Legislators had just returned to Albany after two weeks back home in their districts, and only 18 sessions remained on the legislative calendar. It […]

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Reconnected: Restoring the Rivers of Long Island Sound

On May 8, Laura Wildman, director of ecological restoration at Save the Sound, for becoming the first woman to receive the Fish Passage Distinguished Career Award at this year’s International Fish Passage Conference in Quebec City. She was chosen for her expertise in removing dams, rather than for researching or designing fishways – another first. The award, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Outcomes of the 2024 Connecticut Legislative Session

Failure to act on climate and environmental justice; wins for healthy waters and habitats; major environmental rights rollback defeated New Haven, CT. – The 2024 state legislative session followed the pattern of recent years, with laudable passage of multiple policies to protect public health, clean water, and habitats contrasting with yet another year of failure […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Planting Continues at “Reconnecting Rivers” Dana Dam Removal Celebration

New Haven, CT – Last weekend kicked off the first in a series of volunteer planting days at the former site of Dana Dam, the next to be held at the “Reconnecting Rivers” Dana Dam Removal Celebration on May 4.   Over 40 volunteers showed up to help plant more than 125 native trees and shrubs […]

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PRESS RELEASE: May 4, “Reconnecting Rivers” Dana Dam Removal Celebration

New Haven, CT – Please join Save the Sound, Trout Unlimited, and the Town of Wilton to celebrate the removal of Dana Dam (aka Strong Pond Dam) on May 4.  Dana Dam was built in the early 1940s by Charles Dana to create a recreational pond. For 80 years, the dam (and others like it along […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2024

Washington, D.C. – The Farmington River faces a significant threat from the harmful and outdated Rainbow Dam. Today, American Rivers announces the inclusion of the Farmington River in its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. “The Farmington River supports diverse fish and wildlife, is a vital source of clean drinking water for the region, […]

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Press Release: Hutchinson River Watershed Plan Open for Community Input 

Public information session to be held February 7   Part one of the Hutchinson River Watershed Plan, a framework intended to identify contributing sources of pollution and methods for addressing them in order to protect and improve the water quality of the Hutchinson River, is now open for public comment.     A draft plan for the […]

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