November 2018 Sunken Meadow update Over the last four years, Save the Sound has made significant progress on a multistage project to restore habitat and improve water quality at Sunken Meadow State Park in Smithtown, NY on Long Island. Our efforts got a big boost this month with the planting of native grasses. In 2012, […]
Nearly 60 volunteers and 10 coordinators braved the muddy conditions to plant over 3000 plants over 3 hours. This is part of an ongoing process with the goal of converting 1 acre of mudflats into salt marsh, a feat calling for 12,000 individual cordgrass plants.
Based on our successful efforts at Sunken Meadow State Park following Superstorm Sandy, we have been awarded a resiliency grant to better protect the park from future severe storms while implementing its Master Plan.
This spring, Save the Sound will begin work on our biggest habitat project yet: bringing abundant wildlife and eco-conscious tourists & students to a thriving marsh, river, and coastal park.