August Clean Water Update: Lab preparations, green recommendations, and salutations!

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog: Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, Legal Actions, and Climate. Open for Business  A new lab facility in Hamden, CT, expands capabilities for fecal indicator bacteria monitoring For a couple of years, a perfectly usable space sat […]

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Healthy Yard, Healthy Sound

“Save the Sound,” starting in your own front yard It’s easy to see how raw sewage or chemical runoff flowing directly into Long Island Sound is bad for the water and for all of us. But it can be harder to see how the chemicals and practices you employ on your own lawn and garden […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound and Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Reach Collaborative Agreement

Collaborative discussions yield proposed Green Infrastructure Project New Haven, Conn. – Save the Sound and the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority have reached a collaborative agreement that will yield a green infrastructure project with the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden to reduce stormwater runoff and help ensure local residents can enjoy a clean […]

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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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2019 Year in Review: The Difference We’re Making Together

There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]

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A 7th rain garden for New Haven’s West River watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 Save the Sound, Neighborhood Housing Services, and over 50 volunteers install 7th residential rain garden in West River Watershed Ongoing green infrastructure collaboration teaches residents to manage stormwater at home New Haven, Conn. – Two New Haven nonprofits teamed up with local college students this week to plant a […]

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Sea Barriers Proposed for Long Island Sound & New York Harbor

Update from November 19, 2018 Thanks to widespread public concern raised about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) proposed projects to address storm surges in the NY/NJ Harbor, as well as lobbying by Save the Sound and our allies, a waiver has been granted to increase the schedule and funding for the Corps’ […]

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Launching phase two of the Beardsley Zoo green infrastructure project

Save the Sound is thrilled to launch phase two of green infrastructure retrofits at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! In 2015 we partnered with the Beardsley Zoo to bring to life phase one of their Green Infrastructure Long-Range Plan, which identifies opportunities for managing stormwater runoff produced by the zoo’s parking lots. As a part of this […]

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