Press Release: Save the Sound honored as 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America

Save the Sound, a 51-year-old environmental action organization based in Connecticut and New York, and its president, Leah Lopez Schmalz, have been honored as a 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America. It is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals and organizations by the GCA for distinguished achievements in areas related to its […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Presented Empire Award By New York State Senator Shelley Mayer

Larchmont, NY —Save the Sound president Leah Lopez Schmalz accepted a New York State Empire Award from State senator Shelley Mayer (SD 37) Wednesday afternoon at our Larchmont office. The award acknowledged Save the Sound as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the land, air, and water of Long Island Sound and the Sound shores […]

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Save the Sound samples a gumbo of presentations at national estuaries conference

When you’re getting your first taste of New Orleans, you want it to taste like New Orleans. Which is why the first-timers on our water quality team – director of water quality Peter Linderoth, laboratory manager Elena Colon, and clean water advocate Sam Marquand – were so excited to sample the local flavor during their […]

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On the Job: Our New President

Dear Friends, It has been two weeks since I moved from Save the Sound’s program head to become its president, and I wanted to let you know about some of the exciting and inspiring projects happening here as Save the Sound sails into its next 50 years. From my office overlooking the New Haven Green, […]

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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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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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