Ongoing Sewage Overflows Pose Serious Public Health Risk Exposure to raw sewage in our waterways leaves people vulnerable to a host of disease-causing pathogens. The EPA estimates that 1.8 – 3.5 million people get sick from swimming, boating, or fishing in fecal contaminated water each year. While most people quickly recover from these illnesses, they […]
New Haven, CT—Save the Sound, the statewide coordinator for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) since 2002, will hold the 2020 Connecticut Cleanup effort in September as planned. Official sponsor Subaru of New England has renewed its commitment to the effort, and will once again support cleanups through its Connecticut dealerships. At the time […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Report details vision and plan to protect jobs, endangered wildlife, Native American history, and historic landmarks Long Island, NY (July 22, 2020) – Today, Save the Sound […]
New Haven, CT—On Monday, July 6, a section of 30” sewer main in Hamden collapsed. Over the course of the day, as crews scrambled to divert and contain the flow, over two million gallons of raw sewage found their way into nearby storm drains and into the Mill River.
Pesticides are an enormous group of chemicals designed to kill unwanted insects (insecticides), weeds (herbicides), rodents (rodenticides), fungi (fungicides), and other so-called pests. The problem is, if those chemicals can kill a bug or plant, they can probably cause harm to humans or pets too. Even though pesticides are sprayed on land, many times, they […]
In 2015, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) passed new water quality standards that finally set the goal of making waterways around the city clean enough for the public to safely swim. The new regulation would have forced a significant reduction in the volume of raw untreated sewage that is currently dumped from the city directly into its waterways every time it rains. Today New York State dropped those standards from their regulations, sending us back untold years in our efforts to address insufficient sewage treatment in the city and the water pollution it creates.
While we continue to fight for the protection and preservation of 236 acres of undeveloped coastal forest in East Lyme, Conn., the human need for access to outdoors and fresh air is bringing new challenges to volunteer stewards who maintain the adjoining Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (OHNP). “The Hills are a ‘nature preserve,’ a safe […]
Black Lives Matter. Save the Sound stands with our neighbors across the region facing continued racism and violence. We strongly support peaceful protest. We cannot build a healthy, just, and equitable future while Black voices are stifled and Black lives are threatened. Our team is redoubling our efforts to support Black individuals and organizations in […]