Save the Sound statement: Long Island Sound funding in 2021 Federal Budget

“Save the Sound is overjoyed by the recent Congressional approval of $30.4 million in the 2021 federal budget for the protection and improvement of Long Island Sound. This increase of $9 million from last year clearly represents the commitment of our great representatives in NY and CT to our region. This funding will go towards […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and Connecticut River Conservancy Push to Uphold Limits on Springfield’s Nitrogen Discharges Polluting CT River and Long Island Sound

Springfield, Mass. – Save the Sound and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) filed separate amicus briefs on December 16, 2020, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to deny the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s (SWSC) appeal of their Clean Water Act discharge permit for the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWTF).

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Bunker showing up dead on Long Island Sound shores

This is a dispatch from Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey In November of this year the Sound was full of menhaden. By full I mean we had reports of huge, continuous schools from the Bronx all the way to Watch Hill and over to the North Fork of Long Island and back down to Hempstead […]

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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card Raises Concerns about Water Quality of Local Bays and Harbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2020 Contact:  Burns Patterson – HudsonPR – burns@hudson-pr.net – 917.575.9155 Download the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card Landmark Report Reveals Results of First-Ever Unified Water Study of Area Bays MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — October 6, 2020 – The regional nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of […]

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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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Black Rock Harbor Water Quality Summit

Organized by Peter Spain, Ash Creek Conservation Association (ACCA) and Save the Sound, the 1st Annual Black Rock Harbor Water Quality Summit was held with a packed house at the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture School in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 26, 2020. The summit gathered area residents, local officials and water quality experts to discuss the current conditions and future improvements in Black Rock Harbor and Bridgeport’s progress in addressing municipal sewage overflows and stormwater mitigation.

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