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Press Release: Hydroland fails to act, 2021 fish run fails at Kinneytown Dam

Seymour, CT – Extensive photographic and video documentation gathered this spring by environmental organizations Save the Sound and the Naugatuck River Revival Group (NRRG), coupled with annual fish counts from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), have demonstrated that sea-run migratory fish trying to ascend the Naugatuck River to spawn were once […]

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Elsa Foreshadows Climate Change’s Human and Environmental Impacts

Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in the Long Island Sound region in the early hours of Friday, July 9, dropping between 1.5 and 5 inches of rain on communities in New York and Connecticut in less than 12 hours. This resulted in coastal and inland flooding, road closures, rescues of several people from vehicles, and […]

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Press Release: Scientists Dive to Grow Understanding of Plum Island Biodiversity

NY Natural Heritage Program, Save the Sound, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and more collaborate to deepen understanding of fragile underwater habitats Orient Point, NY – This week, divers have been conducting a scientific dive using SCUBA in New York State waters off Plum Island, NY, to deepen our shared understanding of the island’s underwater habitats and […]

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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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