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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Taking Climate Impacts to Congress

This year’s hurricane season has just begun, and already it’s exposing our communities’ vulnerability to storms. Flash flooding. Power outages. Inundated subways and washed-out train lines. Millions of gallons of raw sewage overflowing into streets and basements. All of which you documented. And it’s expected to get worse with climate change. So we’re talking to […]

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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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Bi-partisan support for Long Island Sound found in D.C.

Earlier this week, Save the Sound executive director Curt Johnson traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby U.S. legislators for support of Long Island Sound. Curt joined the board of Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), which represents estuaries from around the country and unites around common goals. In the follow passage, Curt reflects on his journey. I arrived […]

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Senator Murphy Talks Shellfish on Walk Across Connecticut

On Monday, Senator Chris Murphy set out on a journey to walk across the state of Connecticut. His goal? To see Connecticut in a new way and speak directly with the people he represents in Washington. On Wednesday, we caught up with the Senator at Shell Beach in Guilford, a favorite recreational clamming spot for residents. […]

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