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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A Clean Water Victory in Bridgeport!

The partnership between Save the Sound, scientists, and local concerned residents in Bridgeport is paying off, with important wins for clean water! Bridgeport Council voted to approve a “Resolution Approving Financing for the Design, Rehabilitation, Upgrading and Construction of Various Renovations and Improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants” by a vote of 14-5 at their April 5, 2021 regular Council meeting.

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Soundkeeper and Legal Team Watchdog Norwalk NPDES Permit Renewal Informational Hearing

On the afternoon of January 14, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) held an informational hearing requested by Save the Sound on the renewal of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Norwalk. In attendance were concerned local residents, Save the Sound legal staff, the Long Island Soundkeeper, and […]

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2020 Year in Review: Resilient Adaptation

As we look back at 2020, two words keep coming up for our team: resilience and adaptation. They’re approaches we use when dealing with climate change impacts, but they also typify how we’ve approached this tumultuous and momentous year. We’ve had to think on our feet, but weathering hard times has been made easier by […]

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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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Our Opportunity to Restore Fish Passage at Kinneytown Dam

The Kinneytown Dam is the last remaining barrier to migratory fish on the Naugatuck River, blocking access to over 32 river miles of spawning habitat. Currently, fish are unable to pass the dam due to improper hydropower operations and an ineffective fish ladder. But support for restoring fish passage at Kinneytown is significant and growing. […]

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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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An Eye in the Sky: Using Drones to Collect Aerial Data at Potential Ecological Restoration Sites

In the past few years, small drones have become extremely popular among hobbyists as well as scientists and engineers. While there’s a lot of discussion to be had about the use of hobby drones, we are exploring their potential in monitoring the progress of ecological restoration.

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