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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A ghost story on Capitol Hill

Around a rectangle of tables they sat, members of Congress and their staffs alongside leaders of environmental groups, filling a conference room in the United States Capitol six days before Halloween. And they listened as Emma DeLoughry told them a ghost story. “I felt like I had everyone’s attention,” said Emma, our Associate Soundkeeper, who […]

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Environmental Justice in Fair Haven: Recap of Our Community Conversation

On September 9, Save the Sound co-hosted an environmental justice-focused community conversation with Junta for Progressive Action, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), and Long Island Sound Study (LISS) members in Fair Haven, a predominately Latine neighborhood in New Haven. The event welcomes discussion on residents’ environmental concerns to better inform the Long Island Sound Study’s Environmental Justice […]

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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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Clean Water Digest: Funds and Fun to be Had

Soundkeeper Team Hits the Road Soundkeeper headed to the U.S. Capitol Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and other representatives from the Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee went to Washington, D.C. recently with a big ask: an increase of federal funding for the Sound to $40 million. They came armed with stories of how […]

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Save the Sound statement: Long Island Sound funding in 2021 Federal Budget

“Save the Sound is overjoyed by the recent Congressional approval of $30.4 million in the 2021 federal budget for the protection and improvement of Long Island Sound. This increase of $9 million from last year clearly represents the commitment of our great representatives in NY and CT to our region. This funding will go towards […]

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Cheering U.S. House Funding for the Sound

Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee For immediate release: May 24, 2019 LONG ISLAND SOUND STUDY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) CHEERS HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS FY2020 INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE SOUND (Stamford, CT) – The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill on May 22, expanding the budget for […]

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25 Years for the Sound: 2016 LIS Citizens Summit Recap

The focus of the 25th anniversary of the Long Island Sound Citizens Summit—was citizens who are taking action to protect the Sound.

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