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Save the Sound president Curt Johnson, flanked by two people, gesticulating in front of a sign that says "demands climate action"

Taking Climate Impacts to Congress

This year’s hurricane season has just begun, and already it’s exposing our communities’ vulnerability to storms. Flash flooding. Power outages. Inundated subways and washed-out train lines. Millions of gallons of raw sewage overflowing into streets and basements. All of which you documented. And it’s expected to get worse with climate change. So we’re talking to […]

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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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Map showing the southern portion of the LI Sound watershed

Legal Progress in Springfield = Cleaner Water for the Sound

Implementation of Long Island Sound Nitrogen Strategy Upheld by EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board This Spring Roger Reynolds, Senior Legal Counsel, updates us on a major step forward to fully restore Long Island Sound: A new nitrogen limit imposed on the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission (Springfield) and other Massachusetts sewage plants represents a significant victory […]

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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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University of Connecticut Student Working to Protect Honeybees and Build Entrepreneurship

A Conversation Between Save the Sound’s Climate Advocate Alex Rodriguez, Climate Policy Intern Spencer Kinyon, and HiveGuard Founder Raina Jan Shining light on the advocacy and sustainability work of young environmental leaders working to make their communities safer and cleaner. As part of our commitment to youth engagement and equity, we are holding an ongoing […]

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Hartford Activists & Health Experts Raise Concern on Air Pollution

On June 13, we participated in a press conference demanding passage of TCI to address public health disparities. Below is the press release from our partners at Transport Hartford. HARTFORD, CT – June 13, 2021 – During a press conference in front of the Community Health Services at 1pm in Hartford on Albany Avenue, advocates […]

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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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