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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 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.

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!

Norwalk Earth Day Festival on The Green Saturday, April 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Norwalk, CT

Join us at the Norwalk Earth Day Festival on The Green. This year’s festival will focus on finding the balance and harmony of Nature’s five elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit. The family-friendly and free event will feature live music, food trucks, tree planting, yoga, healing arts, kids activities, guest speakers, beer garden, vendors, and more! Stop by Save the Sound’s table to learn more about our work in Norwalk and Bridgeport. This is a rain or shine event. Learn more.

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.

Vanderbilt Museum: A Lecture on Ecology and Advocacy Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. – Centerport, NY

Join conservationists Bill Lucey and Louise Harrison of Save the Sound for a lecture on Long Island Sound’s ecology and advocacy at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on May 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Bill Lucey, Long Island Soundkeeper, brings over two decades of experience in marine life conservation, addressing pollution issues and advocating for ecosystem health. Louise Harrison, Long Island Natural Areas Manager, is a leader in protecting open space. They’ll discuss projects like Plum Island Preservation and Sunken Meadow Salt Marsh Restoration. Learn how you can contribute to a sustainable future for the region. 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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Event FAQ

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.

I would like to volunteer. How do I sign up?
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For just $25 a year, you’ll fuel on-the-ground projects that help your neighborhoods and ecosystems adapt to escalated climate threats, protect your clean water through hands-on science, community collaboration, legislative advocacy, and legal action, and preserve your region’s threatened forests, islands, and riverfronts. Become a member here.

I have a question about an event. Who should I contact?
Please contact Amanda James at or 203-787-0646 ext. 130.

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Saturday, April 27, at East Rock Park in New Haven
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 on April 27. Join our cycling team to support a healthy, clean, and thriving Long Island Sound region.

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