Ongoing Sewage Overflows Pose Serious Public Health Risk Exposure to raw sewage in our waterways leaves people vulnerable to a host of disease-causing pathogens. The EPA estimates that 1.8 – 3.5 million people get sick from swimming, boating, or fishing in fecal contaminated water each year. While most people quickly recover from these illnesses, they […]
Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as “living fossils” by evolutionary scientists, having remained nearly unchanged for 445 million years. Almost twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs, there are four species of horseshoe crabs still in existence today. While three of them are found only in Asia, the fourth – Limulus polyphemus – calls the east coast of North America its home. If you’ve spent any time on the shores of the Sound, you’ve probably seen them, or some old shells or molts washed up at the high tide line.
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 […]
With the 2019 New York Legislative session now over, Save the Sound would like to share some of the many successes we think are worth celebrating—some of which you helped get over the finish line! Climate Leadership and Community Protection The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act establishes aggressive, legally binding targets to move […]
It’s small, useful, seemingly innocuous, and can be found everywhere. The plastic bag. Sadly, its ubiquity is having disastrous consequences for our waterways, oceans, wildlife…and maybe even our health. Over one trillion plastic bags are produced every year. From cradle to grave, their production, use, and disposal shapes our environment from the air down to […]
Whether you were digging in the ground alongside CFE/Save the Sound staff, testifying at the legislature, or supporting our work with your gifts, you’ve done great things for our shared land, air, and water this year. Here are just a few highlights from the work we’ve done together. In the Field Fish migration on the […]
For Immediate Release July 25, 2017 U.S. House passes bipartisan bill to protect Plum Island Regional legislators champion bill that could halt efforts to sell Plum Island to highest bidder New Haven, Conn. – For a second year in a row, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Plum Island protection bill introduced […]
April 26th was a powerful day for clean water. 18 advocates traveled to Washington, DC to protect Long Island Sound funding. NY Governor Cuomo officially signed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act for investing $2.5 billion. Washington, DC At Capitol, see full list below With Senator Schumer (middle) With Congresswoman Lowey (middle) With LI Sound Congressional […]