Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as “living fossils” by evolutionary scientists, having remained nearly unchanged for 445 million years. Almost twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs, there are four species of horseshoe crabs still in existence today. While three of them are found only in Asia, the fourth – Limulus polyphemus – calls the east coast of North America its home. If you’ve spent any time on the shores of the Sound, you’ve probably seen them, or some old shells or molts washed up at the high tide line.
While we continue to fight to protect the remaining 236 acres of Oswegatchie Hills from development, here’s a peek at recent archeological discoveries in the adjoining Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (OHNP) in East Lyme.
Today marks the beginning of April—and the middle of the third week since Save the Sound’s whole team began working remotely. While we are deeply grateful to all of our supporters who make our continued work possible, it’s also challenging to be apart, interacting almost exclusively through computer screens. These are difficult, uncertain, and unusual […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 31, 2020 ContactMelissa Schlag, email@example.comLaura McMillan, firstname.lastname@example.org Auto emissions rollbacks are step backward for nation’s health and environment New Haven, Conn. – Today the federal government announced final rules that significantly roll back automobile fuel economy and tailpipe standards. Under the new rule, average motor vehicle fuel economy would need to reach […]
A look at the role of water companies and state law in protecting open space in Connecticut, from Kat Fiedler, Save the Sound’s Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow: When you think about land conservation, you probably think of land trusts, state forests, or municipal parks. But in Connecticut, there is another important conservation partner: drinking […]
For Immediate Release March 2, 2020 Martin Hain, email@example.com, 914-381-3140 Roger Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-787-0646 NYC’s Proposed Sewage Plan Doesn’t Protect Public Health or Environment NY DEP’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) Recommended Plan Summary for Citywide/Open Waters Fails to Comply with the EPA’s CSO Control Policy and is not […]
As we move into 2020 our members should reflect on two big victories achieved last year. The first would be the establishment of a 12-mile no fishing buffer off of the Coast of New England that prohibits trawling for Atlantic Herring. This management decision protected a large portion of the area outside the place where […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2019 CFE/Save the Sound 2020 Connecticut legislative agenda focuses on Climate, Resiliency, and Long Island Sound NEW HAVEN, CONN. – During the 2020 Connecticut legislative session beginning February 5, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound will focus on climate, clean waters, coastal resiliency, and defending against […]