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Save the Sound sets agenda for 2023 Connecticut legislative session

Hartford, CT— Connecticut’s legislative session begins today and runs through June 7. This year’s “long session,” in which a biennial budget will be crafted, returns to a level of in-person public access not seen since before the pandemic. While committee hearings are likely to continue to offer opportunities for virtual testimony, the Capitol and the […]

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Photo of lush vegetation around a pond on Plum Island, by Robert Lorenz

PRESS RELEASE: Plum Island one step closer to permanent preservation, thanks to federal omnibus legislation

Southold, NY—Plum Island is one step closer to permanent preservation, thanks to reporting language in the recently approved federal omnibus funding package. The explanatory statement expresses “support for the permanent conservation of Plum Island for the protection in perpetuity of its natural and cultural resources” and calls for a joint briefing to Congressional committees by […]

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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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Press Release: Save the Sound Applauds Federal Funding Boost for Long Island Sound Study

Larchmont, NY —The federal spending plan for fiscal year 2023 passed by Congress on Friday includes a record $40 million investment in the Long Island Sound Geographic Program. Denise Stranko, vice president of programs for Save the Sound, cheered the 12 percent increase ($8.6 million) above FY 2022. “It is a healthy boost for the […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Presented Empire Award By New York State Senator Shelley Mayer

Larchmont, NY —Save the Sound president Leah Lopez Schmalz accepted a New York State Empire Award from State senator Shelley Mayer (SD 37) Wednesday afternoon at our Larchmont office. The award acknowledged Save the Sound as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the land, air, and water of Long Island Sound and the Sound shores […]

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Press Release: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and Save the Sound Recommended for Funding to Remove Kinneytown Dam

The US Department of Commerce announced on December 14 that the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG), in partnership with Save the Sound, has been recommended for funding for a project intended to lead to the removal of Kinneytown Dam in Seymour, CT. The funding is being made available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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Press Release: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Funds Save the Sound’s Westchester County Stream Barrier Inventory Project

Larchmont, NY – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the Long Island Sound Study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced a 2022 round of funding for Long Island Sound Futures Fund (Futures Fund) projects today. The Futures Fund, which supports projects that aim to […]

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Save the Sound samples a gumbo of presentations at national estuaries conference

When you’re getting your first taste of New Orleans, you want it to taste like New Orleans. Which is why the first-timers on our water quality team – director of water quality Peter Linderoth, laboratory manager Elena Colon, and clean water advocate Sam Marquand – were so excited to sample the local flavor during their […]

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