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2022 Year in Review: Landmarks

Our 50th year has been a momentous one at Save the Sound! We marked not only that anniversary, but also the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the 35th of the Soundkeeper program, and the 20th of our CT Cleanups. In October, longtime Board member Barbara David retired from our Board and Curt Johnson […]

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Colebrook Reservoir

MDC Pauses Proceedings Seeking to Remove DPH Jurisdiction over Future and Emergency Water Supplies

Water companies are critical conservation partners in Connecticut, collectively the second largest owners of open space land in the state. So, Save the Sound was concerned when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) submitted a request for a declaratory ruling on June 14, 2022, challenging CT Department of Public Health’s (DPH) oversight of future and emergency […]

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Bridgeport rain garden

Weekly Update: Starting 2023 with a Bang!

Restoration projects receive impressive support from Congress  Our region’s environmental champions in Congress came through for the Sound! Three of our ecological restoration projects and one Long Island Sound-wide program have received federal funding in the 2023 spending package passed last month. We are thankful to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York and Connecticut’s Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris […]

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Eco Advocate Honors Indigenous Heritage Through Sustainability Work

Lea Melendez, 24, is a game developer based in New York City, where she volunteers with environmental advocacy groups like the Post-Landfill Action Network and Games for Change. Melendez began her career at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she majored in Game Design, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Parsons in Design […]

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Press Release: Elected Officials and Environmental Justice Advocates Call on Gov. Lamont and CGA to Strengthen Environmental Justice Statute

Hartford, CT – Today environmentalists were joined by elected officials and organizations representing labor, racial justice, faith, and health professionals in submitting a letter to Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly requesting legislative action on a stronger environmental justice (EJ) law for the State of Connecticut. Section 22a-20a of Connecticut’s General Statutes requires […]

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Bond Act rally

Weekly Update: State of the states

For the first 35 minutes of her State of the State Address last Tuesday, New York governor Kathy Hochul focused on the policy priorities of public safety, mental health, and housing. To that point, she had mentioned the words “climate change” only once, as often as she spoke the words “Super Bowl.” But then Gov. Hochul pivoted to a topic awaited […]

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CT legislators

Weekly Update: Opening Day in Albany and Hartford

To a baseball fan, they are the two most hopeful words in the English language: Opening Day. They signal the arrival of a new 162-game season, and optimism abounds.   It’s no different in the world of that other venerable American institution, representative government. When Opening Day arrived last Wednesday in Hartford, and a promising new […]

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Climate Activists Win Eco Advocate Awards from Save the Sound

In 2021, we established the Youth Eco Advocacy Corps to partner with young environmental activists across the region. These emerging leaders, (led by Save the Sound environmental justice specialist Alex Rodriguez,) meet monthly to learn advocacy skills, hone their stories, and take action together for a more sustainable future. The Eco Advocate Award is an […]

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Save the Sound sets agenda for 2023 New York State legislative session

Albany, NY—New York’s state legislative session begins today and runs through June 8. This is the first session to be held fully in person with buildings open to the public since before the pandemic, offering a much-anticipated opportunity to reconnect with elected officials in person and advocate deeply for the environmental issues that matter most. […]

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