Press Release: Save the Sound Reaches Settlement with Four Municipalities of the New Rochelle Sewer District

A collaborative agreement has been reached between Save the Sound and the four municipal members of the New Rochelle Sewer District (NRSD): the City of New Rochelle, the Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Larchmont, and the Village of Pelham Manor. This settlement is the most recent to be struck in a case dating back […]

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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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Press Release: Dam Removal Report Illuminates the Effects of Stream Barriers

The Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN), a network of Connecticut and New York-based organizations dedicated to the restoration and health of the region’s rivers, has released their Dam Removal Report. The report summarizes the benefits of removing dams to restore free-flowing rivers in the Long Island Sound watershed and showcases a dam removal […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound honored as 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America

Save the Sound, a 51-year-old environmental action organization based in Connecticut and New York, and its president, Leah Lopez Schmalz, have been honored as a 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America. It is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals and organizations by the GCA for distinguished achievements in areas related to its […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Reacts to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

David Ansel, vice president of water protection for Save the Sound, was in Albany Tuesday to attend Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address. Here is his reaction: “I was encouraged that Governor Hochul devoted so much attention to the rising threat and frequency of damaging storms, dedicating an entire section of her State […]

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Save the Sound releases our 2024 Legislative Agenda for New York State

BUDGET PRIORITIES Our environment is at a critical crossroads. The progress we have made over the years across the Long Island Sound region will be eroded unless the investment in our environment matches the magnitude of the challenges we are facing. Our environmental budget priorities include: The continued implementation of the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond […]

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2023 Year in Review

As we bid farewell to another impactful year, we extend our deepest gratitude to every one of you—our invaluable members, supporters, advocates, and volunteers. Your commitment to the well-being of our environment has been the driving force behind our successes. Whether it was picking up beach litter, signing petitions for land restoration or climate action, […]

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Press Release: NYS Supreme Court rules NYC Department of Environmental Protection failed to report Combined Sewer Overflow discharges as required

Thanks to a recent ruling by the New York State Supreme Court, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is required to notify the public of combined sewage overflow discharges within four hours, in accordance with the Sewage Protection Right to Know Act (SPRTKA). Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, on behalf of seven environmental […]

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