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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.

Greening YOUR Urban Space – Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – New Haven, CT

Join us at the site of one of Save the Sound’s newest Residential Rain Garden installations to have conversations about how to make your Fair Haven more green. Learn how adding plants to your yard can help your neighborhood, discover how to possibly get a free residential rain garden or butterfly garden of your own, and find out ways to reduce waste through composting—even if you don’t have a yard! As an added bonus, everyone who attends (limit of 30 people) will get a free native plant to take home! Register here.

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Únase a nosotros en el sitio de una de las más recientes instalaciones residenciales de jardines de lluvia de Save the Sound para tener conversaciones sobre cómo hacer su Fair Haven más verde. Aprenda cómo la adición de plantas a su patio puede ayudar a su vecindario, descubra la forma de obtener posiblemente un jardín de lluvia residencial gratuito o un jardín de mariposas propio, y encuentre maneras de reducir los residuos a través del compostaje—¡incluso si usted no tiene un patio! Además, todos los asistentes (límite de 30 personas) recibirán una planta autóctona gratis para llevarse a casa. Registrar aquí.

Rain Garden Digging & Planting Event – Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – New Haven, CT

Join us for a volunteer opportunity to transform a residential area in New Haven through digging and planting a rain garden. This project is focused on improving our local environment and reducing pollution in Long Island Sound. By creating these rain gardens, we aim to manage stormwater runoff effectively, helping to protect our waterways. Volunteers will experience the direct impact of their work and connect with others who share a passion for environmental stewardship. Register here.

People Over Plastics: Taking Action to Combat Pollution – Tuesday, July 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. – Member Webinar

Every year, over 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans, causing devastating effects on marine life and human health. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Save the Sound members are invited to join our next webinar on Tuesday, July 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. Our guest speaker Judith Enck, president of Beyond Plastics, will discuss the environmental, climate, and health impacts of plastics. Learn how plastics contaminate our oceans, contribute to climate change, and pose health risks. Discover practical steps to reduce plastic pollution.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A and information on joining fall cleanups. Free for members, $25 for non-members. Register here.

Paddle for the Sound

Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 21
Registration is now OPEN

Join us for an exciting and friendly kayak, paddleboard, and canoe competition with a chance to win one of four exciting prize packages sponsored by Outdoor Sports, Bass Pro Shops, Patagonia, cinder + salt, Ben & Jerry’s, and more! Every dollar raised helps protect our beautiful estuary for current and future generations. Since 2015, Paddle for the Sound has united paddlers, nature enthusiasts, and activists both in-person and virtually to support and raise awareness for our region’s environment. 

How to Participate: 

  • Visit savethesound.org/paddle to register. $40 for adults; $30 for youth under 14. 
  • Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving or Facebook. Learn more here.
  • From July 12-21, launch from your favorite spot or check out places like Scoot & Paddle, Thumb SUP Yoga, or Kingfisher Adventures Kayak Rentals for special promotions discounts. See map.
  • Track your paddling miles, share photos, and reach your fundraising goal for a chance to win!  

Register now and be part of something impactful this summer. 

Green and Blue Spaces for Fair Haven: A Conversation on Environmental Justice – Friday, July 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – New Haven, CT

Join Save the Sound, Junta for Progressive Action, and CT DEEP for a conversation on pollution and how the new environmental justice law may support green and blue spaces for Fair Haven. Register here.

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Únete a Save the Sound, Junta para la Acción Progresista, y CT DEEP para una conversación sobre la contaminación y cómo la nueva ley de justicia ambiental puede apoyar los espacios verdes y azules para Fair Haven. Registrar aquí.

Community Events

Charles Island SUP Cup

Saturday, June 22: Join Scoot & Paddle’s Charles Island SUP Cup on June 22 at Walnut Beach in Milford, CT! Enjoy paddleboard races, free beach activities like yoga, kayaking, and live music. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day with contests, crafts, and food trucks. Plus, visit Save the Sound’s table to learn about local environmental efforts and exciting ways to get involved.

Learn more here and register now on paddleguru.com to be part of this fun event!

Connecticut River Environmental Symposium

Sunday, June 23: The Connecticut River Museum is hosting an Environmental Symposium from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM at Wesleyan University. The event features speakers and topics spanning all 410 miles of the Connecticut River. Keynotes include State Rep. Christine Palm, Save the Sound board member Professor Johan Varekamp, and more.

Purchase tickets and learn more.

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?
Thank you for your interest! Click here to learn more.

How do I become a member of Save the Sound?
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 ajames@savethesound.org or 203-787-0646 ext. 130.


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Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 21
Join our 9th annual Paddle for the Sound! Paddle with a kayak, canoe, or SUP (your own or a rental), track your distance, raise funds, and win gear prizes! This event supports the health and protection of Long Island Sound.

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