Curt’s Thank-You: 5 Years as Your Save the Sound President

Dear friends, The time has come! Today is my last day as president of Save the Sound. Tomorrow, October 1, our Vice President of Programs Leah Lopez Schmalz will succeed me. As I shared in June, when we first announced this transition, Leah was the unanimous choice of our Board to lead Save the Sound […]

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Outgoing STS president Curt Johnson sails the Sound, shares insights

We’ve come a long way, but a “slow emergency” still threatens Long Island Sound Curt Johnson has lived near Long Island Sound for most of his life, but sailing this magnificent waterway still has the power to evoke awe, inspire action, and teach him—and all of us—about being better stewards of its precious waters. Curt […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound announces fall leadership transition in 50th year

This October, Curt Johnson will retire as president of Save the Sound and Leah Lopez Schmalz will assume leadership of the 50-year-old regional environmental nonprofit.

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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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Bi-partisan support for Long Island Sound found in D.C.

Earlier this week, Save the Sound executive director Curt Johnson traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby U.S. legislators for support of Long Island Sound. Curt joined the board of Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), which represents estuaries from around the country and unites around common goals. In the follow passage, Curt reflects on his journey. I arrived […]

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Two Views: International Coastal Cleanup Day on the Farm River

Curt Johnson, Executive Director of the Save the Sound program, has participated in a dozen coastal cleanups during his tenure. He’s been boating for 50 years, and has lived in the coastal town of Branford, Connecticut, for much of his life. Curt organized a water-based cleanup along Branford’s Farm River in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17. […]

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It takes a coalition to preserve “The Preserve”

As we approach the final votes to protect The Preserve, our Curt Johnson reflects on the contributions of many.

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