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Explore a diverse range of opportunities, from webinars hosted by our project experts to engaging volunteer events like rain garden plantings or cleanups—there’s something for everyone! Don’t forget to check this page regularly for updates. Discover the festivals and gatherings where we’ll have a presence, contribute to our cause through fundraisers, and stay tuned for upcoming workshops and collaborative projects.

Hold Down the Ropes for Climate Action – April 17, 24, and May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hartford, CT

The CT Coalition for Climate Action is comprised of environmental advocates, health experts, labor and municipal representatives who are vigorously advocating for updates to our state’s climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and for increased investment in energy efficiency and renewable, clean energy programs. “Holding the ropes” means standing behind the designated rope areas at the State Capitol and asking legislators whom are exiting or entering the Senate or House chambers to support your cause. Throughout the 2024 legislative session, we welcome activists to “hold the ropes” with us at the State Capitol whilst lawmakers are in their respective sessions. Learn more and sign up here.

2024 Earth Day Conference with UConn – Friday, April 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. UConn School of Law in Hartford, CT

The UConn Center for Energy & Environmental Law invites you to their Earth Day Conference. The challenge of climate change is unlike anything our governments have faced before, and citizens are often left wondering – what power do I have to enact change? The conference will explore the complex relationships between the law and those who seek to change it, and will highlight the work of activists on the local, national, and global scales who are using and reshaping the law in order to ensure a habitable, more just planet for future generations. Save the Sound’s Senior Legal Director Roger Reynolds will be one of the featured speakers for the second panel (10:30 – 12:00). Learn more here.

Chester Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Chester, CT

Celebrate Earth Day 🌎 in the charming town of Chester, Connecticut! Join us for a vibrant celebration of our planet! Chester Earth Day is an annual event that brings the community together on Main Street to honor the beauty and vitality of the Earth with an array of engaging attractions. This year, they have a lineup of speakers and exhibitors, including Save the Sound, that promises to enrich your connection to our planet and its future. Learn more here.

Huntington’s Family Earth Day Celebration – Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Manor Farm Park, Huntington, NY

Huntington’s Family Earth Day celebration has a full lineup of activities, from pet adoptions to composting demonstrations, beekeeping lessons and a music jam. Musicians are welcome to bring their own instrument and join the jam. The celebration will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Manor Farm Park, 210 Manor Road. Other activities include tree sapling giveaways, paper shredding and face painting. Save the Sound will be an exhibitor; come visit our booth and say hi. Learn more.

Earth Day Coastal Cleanup – Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – New Haven, CT* & Rye, NY

Join Save the Sound for our first Earth Day Coastal Cleanups! Beach cleanups are a fun way to engage in your community and leave the coast better than you found it. Help protect the environment by removing trash from our coastline. In addition to cleaning the beach, Save the Sound can use the data you collect to influence laws that reduce pollution at the source! Sign up for a cleanup below.

New York Cleanup Signup

*The New Haven Cleanup has reached capacity and is now closed.

CT Spring Boat Show – Friday, Apr. 26 to Sunday, Apr. 28 – Safe Harbor Essex Island

Whether your passion is being on the water, considering purchasing a boat, or wanting to enjoy a fun weekend by the water, the CT Spring Boat Show is the event for you! Explore new boats and products, and enjoy music, food, and fun for the whole family. Save the Sound will be an exhibitor at the CT Spring Boat Show all weekend. Come visit our booth and say hi. Learn more and register here.

Opening Reception for Ship to Shore: A Marine Show at Lyme Art Association – Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. – Old Lyme, CT

Calling all art lovers, environmentalists, community members, and supporters of both Lyme Art Association and Save the Sound. You’re invited to join us for a special opening reception for the Ship to Shore: A Marine Show at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Learn more here.

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride & Green Fair – Saturday, April 27 – New Haven, CT

Celebrate Earth Day, cycle or hike with the New Haven community, fundraise for environmental organizations, and enjoy food, music, and more at the Green Fair (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) on Saturday, April 27. Save the Sound will be participating in this 16th annual event. Join our team to support a healthy, clean, and thriving Long Island Sound region. Learn more here!

Volunteer Tree Planting at Dana Dam Removal Site Saturday, April 27, and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wilton, CT

Come plant a tree (or shrub) at the Dana Dam Removal site! Join Save the Sound, Trout Unlimited, Town of Wilton, and other partners as we restore native vegetation for fish and wildlife along the Norwalk River at Wilton’s Merwin Meadows Park. If we have extra hands and time, we may also clear invasive plants from the project area. Sign up to volunteer here!

Hamden Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Hamden, CT

The Town of Hamden will be hosting their Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27, at Town Center Park. Stop by for educational and interactive Earth Day themed events, exhibitors, and plenty of fun. Visit our booth and say hi to members of our ecological restoration team. Be sure to ask questions about the nearby rain garden, which was constructed with lots of help from the community, through volunteer planting events in June and October of last year.

Larchmont Environmental Committee’s Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Village of Larchmont, NY

Make an impact and have fun with eco-friendly activities for adults and kids, empowering us all to play a role in protecting our planet. Learn about water conservation, recycling practices, electric vehicles, composting, tree planting, pollinator pathways, and healthy eating. There’s something for everyone!

Enjoy live music, exciting raffle prizes, free bike safety checks, and connect with local environmental heroes from Sheldrake, the Marine Education Center, Save the Sound, Victory Gardens, Sustainable Westchester, the Golden Shoestring, and the ToM Sustainability Collaborative. Don’t miss out—be part of the change with the Larchmont Environmental Committee on April 27th at Constitution Park! Learn more here. Rain date: April 28.

Bridgeport Water Quality Summit Wednesday, May 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Bridgeport, CT

Join us to learn about water quality in Black Rock Harbor. You’ll hear from Peter Linderoth, Save the Sound’s director of water quality, and students from the Bridgeport Regional Science and Technology Education Center; Lauren Mappa, Bridgeport Water Pollution Control Authority’s general manager, and the design team from CDM Smith; as well as Nicole Davis, Save the Sound’s watersheds project manager, along with students who recently participated in a local bioswale siting project. This event is free for everyone and open to the public! Register here.

Reconnecting Rivers: Dana Dam Removal Celebration Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Wilton, CT

Join us at Merwin Meadows Park on Saturday, May 4, to commemorate a significant milestone in ecological restoration! Save the Sound, Trout Unlimited, and the Town of Wilton invite you to celebrate the removal of Dana Dam, marking the restoration and reconnection of over 10 miles of river habitat. Please RSVP here.

Jennings Beach Cleanup – Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Fairfield, CT

Sponsored by HMTX Industries

Help protect the environment by removing trash from our coastline! Volunteer with Save the Sound and HMTX Industries for a cleanup at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT. In addition to cleaning the beach, Save the Sound can use the data you collect to influence laws that reduce pollution at the source. Sign up here.

World Fish Migration Day: The Migration Celebration – Tuesday, May 21, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. – Windsor, CT

Join The Nature Conservancy and other members of the Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN) to celebrate World Fish Migration Day, a day dedicated to migratory fish and their role in our ecosystems. The afternoon will include a river walk, a social and networking free flow period, the premiere screening of “Reconnected: Restoring the Rivers of Long Island Sound,” and a panel discussion with the experts and advocates. You may register for each activity separately.

The Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN) is a group of environmental conservation organizations working to restore stream connectivity across Connecticut and New York including The Nature Conservancy, Save the Sound, Housatonic Valley Association, Farmington River Watershed Association, Trout Unlimited, Connecticut River Conservancy, American Rivers and Seatuck Environmental Association.

This event is made possible with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Lower Farmington and Salmon Wild & Scenic, and Northwest Park.

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How do I watch the recording of a previous webinar, panel, or discussion?
You can view recordings of our previous events in our virtual archive.

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Please contact Amanda James at or 203-787-0646 ext. 130.

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