Press Release: Dam Removal Report Illuminates the Effects of Stream Barriers

The Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN), a network of Connecticut and New York-based organizations dedicated to the restoration and health of the region’s rivers, has released their Dam Removal Report. The report summarizes the benefits of removing dams to restore free-flowing rivers in the Long Island Sound watershed and showcases a dam removal […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound statement on dangerous breach of Fitchville Pond Dam

Time to “protect people living in the shadow of dangerous dams”

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Dana Dam Down, 10 River Miles of Habitat Reconnected

Dana Dam (also known as Strong Pond Dam) in Wilton, CT was built by Charles Dana in the early 1940s to create an ice-skating and swimming pond for his grandchildren. While trying to connect his family with the Norwalk River in this way seemed harmless—even laudatory—at that time, unintended consequences soon followed. The dam, sitting […]

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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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Press Release: Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down

     For immediate release August 15, 2016 For further information, contact CFE/Save the Sound: (203) 787-0646 Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down Removal of Clark Brothers and Carpenters Dams part of ongoing effort to restore life to Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – Thanks to the removal of two dams in Southington […]

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High Praise for Hyde Pond

On Saturday, May 7, Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, hosted a celebration and volunteer event at the site of the former Hyde Pond Dam. Project leads, neighbors, about 30 volunteers joined forces to plant native vegetation along Whitford Brook where a barrier blocked water flow and fish passage for up to 350 years.

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How Can a River be Transformed in Just 3 Minutes?

For the first time in over 350 years, Whitford Brook flows free! Save the Sound, supported by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Patagonia, championed the effort to remove Hyde Pond dam in Mystic, CT. The entire dam removal process was captured on camera and transformed into a time lapse video.

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After 150 years, Mystic’s Whitford Brook flows free again

CFE/Save the Sound and the US Fish & Wildlife Service are partnering to take down a dam in Mystic.

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