Sound Swim Alerts: Our Goal is to End Pollution at Westchester’s Beaches

Planning a trip to Westchester’s Long Island Sound beaches is an iffy proposition. Pollution shuts some of them regularly. Others almost never close. All are threatened by occasional and unexpected sewage mishaps.

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Sound Swim Alert: Westchester’s Beaches Are Safe for Swimming Today!

Update Monday, May 26: No rain means safe swimming, so enjoy the beach. High tide is late morning. Plenty of sun but the water is still cold!

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Guest Post: The Nature Conservancy in New York on NY’s Environmental Protection Fund

For 20 years, New York’s environmental agencies have used the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to protect water, air, parklands, and working farms, all while creating high quality jobs.

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Increase NY’s Environmental Protection Fund to Clean Up the Western Sound

Fixing the sewers that are the main reason Westchester’s Long Island Sound beaches close so often is an expensive proposition.

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Replacement of Mamaroneck Club’s Sewer is Essential

The biggest success of our water quality testing in Mamaroneck last summer was the discovery of a broken sewer pipe that was leaking raw sewage into Otter Creek, near where it empties into Mamaroneck Harbor.

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CFE/Save the Sound 2013 Year-in-Review

2013 was another exciting and successful year for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its program, Save the Sound. We helped secure $1 billion for Connecticut’s Clean Water Fund to help towns pay for much-needed sewer system upgrades. We have been working on a number of land conservation projects, including thousands of acres in […]

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On Anniversary of Sandy, New Opportunities for Resiliency

We must look for opportunities to enhance the natural benefits of marshes, dunes, and river systems that not only help prevent disastrous flooding but also provide ecological benefits to our region 365 days a year.

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“Keeping Our Beaches Open” at the Larchmont Mamaroneck Summit

The scores of beach closings at Westchester County’s Long Island Sound beaches over the summer caught the attention recently of a civic group called the Larchmont Mamaroneck Local Summit, which organized its monthly breakfast discussion for October around the topic.

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