PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Win for Sewage-Free Waters in Westchester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2021 Contacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.orgMartin Hain, mhain@savethesound.org Save the Sound Win for Sewage-Free Waters in Westchester Federal Judge Declines to Relieve New Rochelle, Pelham Manor, Larchmont, and Town of Mamaroneck of Responsibility for Sewage Pollution; Save the Sound’s Case Can Proceed Mamaroneck, NY – Save the Sound announced today that […]

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Elsa Foreshadows Climate Change’s Human and Environmental Impacts

Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in the Long Island Sound region in the early hours of Friday, July 9, dropping between 1.5 and 5 inches of rain on communities in New York and Connecticut in less than 12 hours. This resulted in coastal and inland flooding, road closures, rescues of several people from vehicles, and […]

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Working Together for Cleaner Water in Rye, NY

On June 30, 2021, Save the Sound staff met with residents, elected officials, and leaders of local organizations engaged in supporting a clean and green Rye. We gathered at the beautiful Jay Heritage Cultural Center to share knowledge and identify areas for projects and collaboration. Save the Sound experts opened the event with presentations on […]

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How the LIS Blue Plan Turns a Vision into Actionable Guidance

Bill Lucey, Soundkeeper at Save the Sound and member of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan Advisory Council, reflects on the history of the Blue Plan effort and significance of its passage. This post is an expansion of a Save the Sound Dispatch column written for Windcheck Magazine and published July 2021. It finally happened […]

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2021 LIS Beach Report: Good News for Swimmers!

Top 20 Beaches Ranked: Overall Water Quality at Area Beaches Scores WellConcerns Raised on Increasing Threats from Wet Weather MARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — June 10, 2021 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its 2021 Long Island Sound Beach Report on June 10, during events at Orchard Beach in New […]

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CT Legislative Session Wrap-Up: The Midnight Report

Wins for LI Sound and public health; unfinished business on climate This release represents the best information available to us as of sine die. Updates will be made as needed. Hartford, Conn. – One of the most unusual sessions in memory has also proven one of the most momentous for Connecticut’s environment, with substantial victories […]

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The LIS Blue Plan is law!

After years of advocacy and stakeholder meetings, Connecticut has approved the Long Island Sound Blue Plan! This completes a near decade-long effort to protect this outstanding resource for generations to come. The unanimous Senate vote very early Friday morning followed unanimous passage on April 26 by the Connecticut House of Representatives. Environment Committee co-chairs Senator […]

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Guardians of Flushing Bay Joins the Unified Water Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAY 3, 2021CONTACT: Martin Hain, mhain@savethesound.org; Malaika Elias, melias@savethesound.org Guardians of Flushing Bay Joins the Unified Water Study Mamaroneck, NY – Save the Sound is happy to announce that Guardians of Flushing Bay (GOFB) is the newest member of the Unified Water Study (UWS), making them the 24th group to join! Since its inception […]

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