Environmental Justice in Mount Vernon: Recap of Our Community Conversation

At the heart of environmental justice is recognizing the right of people to have a real voice in what happens to the place they live. That’s why we’re partnering with other regional and national environmental groups to engage in conversation with residents of communities in the Long Island Sound region that have been impacted—historically and […]

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The Wade and See Approach

The waders did not go over well.  A couple of the half-dozen teenagers gearing up on the sidewalk of the East 3rd Street Bridge connecting Mount Vernon and Pelham struggled to tell the front from the back of their uniforms du jour. Every last one of them objected to the fashion misstatement made by this […]

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Weekly Update: Starting 2023 with a Bang!

Restoration projects receive impressive support from Congress  Our region’s environmental champions in Congress came through for the Sound! Three of our ecological restoration projects and one Long Island Sound-wide program have received federal funding in the 2023 spending package passed last month. We are thankful to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York and Connecticut’s Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris […]

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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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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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Putting Mount Vernon on the Map

It wasn’t like Marissa Glaze had never experienced pollution before. She’d seen trash littering the sidewalks of her new neighborhood when she first moved to Mount Vernon, NY, just as she’d seen it back in Jamaica, where she lived for the first dozen or so years of her life. She couldn’t ignore discarded cans and […]

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Fall Patrols on western Long Island Sound

In the past week I went on two patrols of the Sound with local fishermen and Sound enthusiasts. Getting out on the water with local boaters is the best way to explore the many local treasures along our coastline and to learn about community concerns, challenges and opportunities.

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Mount Vernon Must Notify Public of Sewage in Hutchinson & Fix It Now

On a Saturday in June, an anonymous citizen watchdog alerted Save the Sound to a sewage overflow entering the Hutchinson River from Mount Vernon’s sewage system. The report sounded our alarm.

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