Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog: Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, Legal Actions, and Climate. Open for Business A new lab facility in Hamden, CT, expands capabilities for fecal indicator bacteria monitoring For a couple of years, a perfectly usable space sat […]
It wasn’t like Marissa Glaze had never experienced pollution before. She’d seen trash littering the sidewalks of her new neighborhood when she first moved to Mount Vernon, NY, just as she’d seen it back in Jamaica, where she lived for the first dozen or so years of her life. She couldn’t ignore discarded cans and […]
In 2019, Save the Sound began a partnership with the Environmental Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon to address water pollution issues in their community, especially the ongoing sewage discharges into the Hutchinson River from old and leaking city sewer lines. Since then, Save the Sound staff has led activities with […]
A message from Curt Johnson, president of Save the Sound: Last spring, Save the Sound issued a strong statement in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. It’s time to report on Save the Sound’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey as well as our evolving environmental justice and equity work. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) committee […]
In the past week I went on two patrols of the Sound with local fishermen and Sound enthusiasts. Getting out on the water with local boaters is the best way to explore the many local treasures along our coastline and to learn about community concerns, challenges and opportunities.
On a Saturday in June, an anonymous citizen watchdog alerted Save the Sound to a sewage overflow entering the Hutchinson River from Mount Vernon’s sewage system. The report sounded our alarm.