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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Climate Explained: Insects & Human Health

Climate issues can be difficult to understand. This series is designed to deliver what you need to know about some of the most prevalent issues in climate policy today. In 1,000 words, let’s explore what climate change means for human health in the Long Island Sound region and beyond.  This article is written by Kaleigh […]

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Press Release: Long Island Sound Futures Fund Supports Save the Sound Habitat Restoration Projects Across Connecticut and New York

Three awards totaling nearly $660,000 were announced today for habitat restoration projects in Connecticut and New York in which Save the Sound is involved to varying degrees. Funding for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2023 grants comes from the EPA as part of the Long Island Sound Study, with additional support from the U.S. […]

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Press Release: Historic Investments in Habitat Restoration, Clean Water, and More in Federal Funding Omnibus

Funded projects will benefit Queens, New Haven, Norwalk River, and the whole Long Island Sound region  New Haven, Conn. – On Tuesday, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act. This landmark, bipartisan bill increases budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and Department of Energy, and adds $1 million to the Long […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound receives funding for wetland restoration in NYC and culvert assessments in CT

Total of more than $714K in grant funding will help build coastal and riverine resilience for wildlife and communities. NEW HAVEN, CONN – Save the Sound has been awarded two grants from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF), administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The funds awarded consist of $109,618 to […]

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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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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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Connecticut coasts experience negative consequences from sea level rise

by Savannah Mather  This is a guest post based on the author’s journalistic research, which included a conversation with Anthony Allen, assistant director of ecological restoration at Save the Sound. Sea levels along with the coast of Connecticut are expected to rise 20 inches by 2050, putting hundreds of thousands of people and their homes […]

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