PRESS RELEASE: Environmental groups reach court-ordered settlement addressing water pollution on Long Island

After nearly a decade in federal court, Peconic Baykeeper and Save the Sound finalized a settlement with the State of New York on the last phase of measures to reduce pollution into Long Island Sound and the Great South Bay from sanitary systems at five waterfront state parks on Long Island. The U.S. District Court […]

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Return to the Scene of the Clam

You’ve heard about the needle in the haystack, right? Child’s play. Now, take that haystack and put it under 8 or 9 feet of seawater, maybe a quarter-mile off the bluffs and the beach. The visibility under that water is limited as the tide comes in near the middle of this late-May day – you […]

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Balancing Water Levels at Sunken Meadow State Park

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, […]

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Photo Journal: Sunken Meadow State Park marsh planting

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.

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