September Clean Water Update: Happy National Estuaries Week

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update from one of our program areas. Read other recent updates on our blog: Legal, Climate & Resiliency, Protected Lands and Ecological Restoration Not to step on the toes of National Ballroom Dance Week or steal the buzz from International Go-Kart Week. But here in Long Island Sound territory, our focus is […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Reaches Stormwater Pollution Prevention Deals with Towns of Redding, Ridgefield

Collaborative discussions yield proposed consent decrees in two lawsuits with benefits for clean water and public health in the Norwalk River watershed New Haven, CT—A cleaner Norwalk River will be the result of collaborative agreements reached with the neighboring towns of Ridgefield and Redding following lawsuits Save the Sound filed under the Clean Water Act. […]

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Deer Lake Conservation Deal a Win for Ecosystem and Recreation

New Haven, CT—The agreement this week by the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America to sell their 253-acre Deer Lake property in Killingworth to Pathfinders is a victory for land conservation and for every citizen of Connecticut. David Anderson, Land Campaigns Manager for Save the Sound, said: “Conserving this land will preserve […]

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EELGRASS RESTORATION PROJECT, PHASE ONE: SEED COLLECTION

This is the first installment in a series of stories that will track the progress of our eelgrass restoration project, a collaboration featuring Save the Sound, SAVE Environmental, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The accompanying video is made possible by support from 11th Hour Racing. Long green stalks rise up from the sea floor like […]

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August Clean Water Update: Lab preparations, green recommendations, and salutations!

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog: Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, Legal Actions, and Climate. Open for Business  A new lab facility in Hamden, CT, expands capabilities for fecal indicator bacteria monitoring For a couple of years, a perfectly usable space sat […]

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Fish Die Offs: What You Need to Know

From a distance, they could easily be mistaken for discarded trash bobbing on the surface of the water. When you get closer, though, and get a better look, you realize what you’re looking at: dead fish, often Atlantic menhaden (aka bunker). It can be a troubling sight, for sure, especially when it’s more than a […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound applauds $580 million commitment to water protection in CT

Pushes for future investment in stormwater infrastructure statewide NEW HAVEN—Save the Sound responded to an announcement made yesterday by Governor Ned Lamont that Connecticut will invest $507 million in municipal water pollution control projects, supplemented by $73 million in federal funding. The move will pour $580 million over two years into projects on the state’s […]

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Clean Water Digest: Funds and Fun to be Had

Soundkeeper Team Hits the Road Soundkeeper headed to the U.S. Capitol Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and other representatives from the Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee went to Washington, D.C. recently with a big ask: an increase of federal funding for the Sound to $40 million. They came armed with stories of how […]

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