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Save the Sound’s 2020 Annual Meeting

Did you miss this year’s Annual Meeting? We’ve got you covered. Read on for the year’s highlights and challenges from Save the Sound President Curt Johnson, and see video of our four breakout sessions. Resiliency During a Pandemic: How People and Nature Rebound Save the Sound’s 2020 Annual Meeting opening remarks from President Curt Johnson […]

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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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Charting CT’s climate path: GC3 workgroup reports

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) is charged with figuring out how to turn Connecticut’s climate goals into an actionable path. Save the Sound’s president sits on the Council, and our climate and energy attorney, ecological restoration director, and Soundkeeper have each been helping shape that path. Seven workgroups have spent the last year […]

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CT Special Session Advances Environmental Justice, Contamination Cleanup, Cleaner Power

With Connecticut’s spring 2020 legislative session disrupted by the pandemic, state lawmakers reconvened in special session at the end of September to conduct time-sensitive business. We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound & Darien Reach Sewage Pollution Prevention Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2020 Contacts: Martin Hain, Save the Sound, mhain@savethesound.org, Laura McMillan, Save the Sound, 540-292-8429, Ed Gentile, Town of Darien, Director of Public Works, 203-656-7346 Save the Sound and Town of Darien Reach Sewage Pollution Prevention Deal Collaborative discussions yield proposed consent decree with clean water, public health, and open space […]

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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card Raises Concerns about Water Quality of Local Bays and Harbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2020 Contact:  Burns Patterson – HudsonPR – burns@hudson-pr.net – 917.575.9155 Download the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card Landmark Report Reveals Results of First-Ever Unified Water Study of Area Bays MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — October 6, 2020 – The regional nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of […]

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In Remembrance: Our Colleague and Friend Melissa Schlag

The Save the Sound team is devastated by the news that our colleague and friend Melissa Schlag passed away on Friday. Melissa has been an integral part of our communications, climate, and lands teams at Save the Sound for four years, bringing her quick mind and sharp wit, turn of phrase, and political acumen to every project […]

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CT Capitol building with trees (photo: Laura McMillan)

Priorities for CT’s Special Legislative Session

As of this writing, Connecticut’s state legislators are preparing to enter special session, a rare opportunity to make progress on environmental laws outside of the regular annual spring session. Among the topics they’re considering, Save the Sound has identified three high priorities for substantial and timely environmental action. Use our easy form to share your […]

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