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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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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Good News for Fisheries

Press Release: Save the Sound Commends NEFMC for Adding River Herring Issue to Priorities for 2023 Larchmont, NY—The members of the New England Fishery Management Council refined the language of priorities important to reducing river herring bycatch on Thursday afternoon, then voted to include them on its list of priorities for 2023. “It’s a great […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound, Partner Organizations Urge State to Protect Water Quality in New York City

Clean water advocates call for health-based standards to ensure coastal waters are safe for public use  Albany, NY — The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic submitted comments on behalf of Save the Sound, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Riverkeeper to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that strongly urge the agency to set […]

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October Clean Water Update: Birthday cards, Report Cards, ballot cards, and more

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog. “In youth,” wrote 19th-century humorist Josh Billings, “we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.” For the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th birthday next Tuesday, difficulty presents […]

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October Restoration Update: Recapping Community Events Across CT and NY

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Ecological Restoration. Read other recent updates on our blog. The Future of New Haven’s Lower Mill River  Last Thursday, Save the Sound hosted a final presentation for the Urban Waters Initiative Community Outreach, Engagement, and Leadership Program in the backyard tent […]

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September Clean Water Update: Happy National Estuaries Week

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update from one of our program areas. Read other recent updates on our blog: Legal, Climate & Resiliency, Protected Lands and Ecological Restoration Not to step on the toes of National Ballroom Dance Week or steal the buzz from International Go-Kart Week. But here in Long Island Sound territory, our focus is […]

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EELGRASS RESTORATION PROJECT, PHASE ONE: SEED COLLECTION

This is the first installment in a series of stories that will track the progress of our eelgrass restoration project, a collaboration featuring Save the Sound, SAVE Environmental, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The accompanying video is made possible by support from 11th Hour Racing. Long green stalks rise up from the sea floor like […]

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