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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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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Press Release: Senator Blumenthal Urges President to Preserve Plum Island

Senator Murphy Visits Plum, Pushes for Preservation Southold, NY—Both of Connecticut’s U.S. Senators this week threw their support behind the preservation of Plum Island. Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote to the White House, urging President Biden’s “strong support in the preservation and conservation of Plum Island.” The senator argued that naming Plum Island a National Monument […]

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Press Release: Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 21, 2020 (updated Dec. 22) CONTACT: Laura McMillan, Save the Sound, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Press Release: Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds Repeal opens path to permanent protection of Plum Island’s habitats, endangered wildlife, Native American history, jobs, and historic landmarks Long Island, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: “Envision Plum Island” stakeholder report released; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Report details vision and plan to protect jobs, endangered wildlife, Native American history, and historic landmarks Long Island, NY (July 22, 2020) – Today, Save the Sound […]

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Senator Blumenthal Announces Proposal to Designate First Ever Atlantic Marine National Monument

Last week, Senator Richard Blumenthal held a press conference at The Sound School in New Haven to announce a proposal to designate the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts as the first ever marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Kendall Barbery, who manages our Green Infrastructure Program, spoke at the event to express our […]

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Press Release: “Plant-a-thon” celebrates fish passage opening

River herring migrate safely for first time in 70 years, volunteers plant 2,100 native plants

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Guest Post: Senator Blumenthal on Protecting Plum Island

This guest post by Senator Richard Blumenthal highlights the need for federal conservation measures to protect Plum Island. Save the Sound thanks Senator Blumenthal for his longstanding role as a champion of Plum Island. 

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