PRESS RELEASE: Updated Sound-wide beach grades released…just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

2021 LIS Beach Grades available on Sound Health Explorer See which regional beaches fare best; 10 Long Island Sound beaches receive D grades or lower LARCHMONT, NY—May 26, 2022—Save the Sound has released new Beach Grades for more than 200 Long Island Sound beaches on Sound Health Explorer. Save the Sound encourages people to dive into […]

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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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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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Connecticut Needs Stronger Public Notification of Sewage Spills

Ongoing Sewage Overflows Pose Serious Public Health Risk Exposure to raw sewage in our waterways leaves people vulnerable to a host of disease-causing pathogens. The EPA estimates that 1.8 – 3.5 million people get sick from swimming, boating, or fishing in fecal contaminated water each year. While most people quickly recover from these illnesses, they […]

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Mount Vernon’s Neglect Puts Residents at Risk

A report from Tracy Brown, Director, Save the Sound You may recall, I first addressed this issue five years ago, when Save the Sound was made aware of untreated wastewater (including sewage) flowing from the city of Mount Vernon into the Hutchinson and Bronx Rivers that continues downstream into Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound, […]

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BEACH REPORT: 200+ LIS Beaches Get Their Water Quality Grades

TOP 20 LONG ISLAND SOUND BEACHES BASED ON BEST WATER QUALITY HIGHLIGHTED IN BEACH REPORT FROM SAVE THE SOUND  10 Years of Data Show Water Pollution Patterns Differ by Beach and by Region; Troubling Trends in Wet Weather MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — August 2, 2019 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its […]

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Sound Swim Alert, Saturday, September 5

Sound Swim Alert: Happy Labor Day weekend! Long Island Sound beaches are open today in Westchester County, Nassau County, and Greenwich.

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Sound Swim Alert: Saturday, August 29

Sound Swim Alert: Beaches are open across the Western Long Island Sound in Greenwich, Westchester, and Nassau County. However, the Nassau County Department of Health is currently reporting that Biltmore Beach Club in Massapequa is closed due to elevated bacteria levels. 

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