A Visit to Great Gull Island

Last week, we joined other environmentalists from Connecticut and New York for a visit to Great Gull Island, the larger of the two islands in between Plum Island and Fishers Island. Great Gull Island is owned by the American Museum of Natural History and lies at the eastern end of Long Island Sound, sandwiched between […]

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Bunker Plentiful in Long Island Sound This Year

If you have spent time on Long Island Sound this summer, especially between Rye, New York and Old Saybrook, Connecticut, perhaps you’ve spotted black patches of water among a sea of blue. At closer inspection the dark, nervous water may have appeared moving or boiling with splashes. This is the scene I’ve been witnessing every […]

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Preserve Plum Island Coalition: Keep Our Treasured Gem Safe

To anyone who spends time walking along its shoreline or floating on its waters, it’s pretty obvious that the Long Island Sound abounds with life. Terns wheel in the sky before plummeting for small bait fish that ripple the surface. Diamondback terrapins float in tidal creeks, their presence belied by heads bobbing at the surface. […]

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Federal Government Must Protect Plum Island

Today, the U.S. General Services Administration released its Draft Environmental Impact Study for Plum Island, detailing what environmental impact a sale would have on the island. Unfortunately, in the report, the GSA still recommends a sale of the Island, despite the detrimental effect it would have on the natural habitat and wildlife that call Plum […]

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Audubon Connecticut: Partnering to Protect Connecticut’s Coastal Birds

This summer, an alliance of Connecticut conservationists are joining together to provide increased protection for vulnerable beach-nesting birds along the shores of Long Island Sound. The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Water birds is working with the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Coastal Program, and the Connecticut […]

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