We may be far from each other, but we don’t have to be disconnected! Here are some easy ways to stay engaged with Save the Sound while we’re all staying home. Whether you’re interested in learning how we’re fighting to cut regional carbon emissions, protecting your cherished places, restoring natural habitats and ecosystems, or tracking down sewage leaks that threaten your clean water, you can find it here.
Find a past webinar or environmental film discussion at our virtual archive.
Environmental Trivia Night – Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our third environmental trivia night featuring all new questions with the same friendly competition! This time around we’re challenging you to two rounds of Connecticut and New York trivia, along with general and environmentally-focused questions. Time to brush up on your state knowledge. Celebrate your passion for environmental protection in a group Zoom with your Save the Sound community while competing for the title of Environmental Trivia Master and the night’s top prizes.
*Tickets start at $10 per person and all proceeds will go toward fighting climate change, saving endangered lands, protecting the Sound and its rivers, and restoring local ecosystems.
Get your tickets now at www.savethesound.org/TriviaNight.
Combatting Climate Change
Members-Only Webinar: Regenerative Agriculture – How a Growing Movement Builds Healthier Ecosystems – Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
*Become a member for as little as $25 and gain exclusive access to this webinar. When you donate $25 or more at www.savethesound.org/Donate we will send you the link to register. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email Emily Green at email@example.com. Already a member? Check your email for a special invitation sent on Sunday, Jan. 10!
In our second webinar of our member exclusive series we’re strapping on our boots and exploring our local farms. Join our three panelists, all members of our webinar series sponsor The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA), in a discussion of how regenerative farming practices are restoring our ecosystems and combatting climate change. CT NOFA is a community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, and consumers that encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world. Hear from Domingo Medina, master composter and founder of Peels & Wheels Composting; Steve Munno, Farm Manager of Massaro Community Farm; and Sefra Alexandra, agroecologist known as The Seed Huntress on how their work is making positive changes locally.
Webinar: Climate in the 2021 Legislative Session – Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
Connecticut’s state legislators start the 2021 session on January 6 and we’re ready to fight for your regional environment. Join Save the Sound’s Climate and Energy Attorney, Charles Rothenberger, as we delve into our priorities for this legislative session to protect your clean air and combat climate change. Click here to register.
Protecting Your Cherished Places
Webinar: Envision Plum Island (Jan. 21, 2021)
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Save the Sound, The Nature Conservancy, and consulting firm Marstel-Day met with nearly 200 of you from all around the Long Island Sound region plus Albany, New York, and D.C. to develop our vision: Plum Island Preserve, for permanent conservation, historical preservation, limited public access, and reuse of Plum Island’s existing infrastructure to maintain skilled jobs compatible with conservation. Click here to register.
Fish and Habitat Restoration
Environmental Film Club: “Blue Carbon – A Story from the Snohomish Estuary” – Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
We’re celebrating World Wetlands Day by talking about our precious estuaries! Participate in a lively virtual conversation about “Blue Carbon – A Story from the Snohomish Estuary,” a 5-minute documentary about the vital role estuaries play in protecting our communities from storm surges and climate change. Many of the world’s biggest cities are built near an estuary because of the numerous benefits they provide. Join Save the Sound’s Anthony Allen, Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and Restore America’s Estuaries’ Elsa Carlisle Schwartz as they discuss how healthy estuaries keep carbon out of our atmosphere and how our restoration projects support your natural environments.
Webinar: World Fish Migration Day – Reports from the Field (Oct. 24, 2020)
Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration team offered a live view from several project sites where access to upstream habitat for migratory fish has been, or will be, restored. We took you along with us as we virtually visited staff in the field from three different locations: the site of the previous Pond Lily Dam along the West River in New Haven, Connecticut, where we successfully completed a dam removal five years ago; Pages Millpond Dam along the Farm River in Branford, Connecticut where we recently installed a fishway; and Dana Dam, also known as Strong Pond Dam, at Merwin Meadows along the Norwalk River in Wilton, Connecticut where our team has just begun a new dam removal project. Please check back later for the full recording.
Defending Clean Water
Webinar: Healthy Yards Series: Get Ready For Spring – Wednesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to create your plan for having a healthy, environmentally friendly yard this year. Join us to talk about natural alternatives to fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and how to put best practices in place to build a healthier yard for you and your family. While we’re at it, we’ll also discuss how to create a pollinator pathway patch! Whether you have a big lawn, a woodsy yard, are working in a community garden, or maybe just tending your window box we’ve got helpful tips to help you prepare for spring. Click here to register.
Webinar: PPE and Marine Debris – Results from a Statewide Cleanup During COVID-19 (Dec. 22, 2020)
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Anthony Allen, assistant director of ecological restoration, gives a first look at the results from this year’s unprecedented cleanup effort across the State of Connecticut. Journey back in time to learn about the trends we’ve seen over the past four years, the stories the data might tell us, and the categories Save the Sound is watching most closely.
Catch a pollution patrol update:
Click here to watch a video from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey aboard the Terry Backer II as he discusses the impact of pollution on Long Island Sound and local fisheries and why he’s continuing to patrol even now.
Follow Save the Sound on social media.
- Facebook – Tune in for live videos from the field, and for our two video series: #NatureOfHope and #homeECOnomics.
- Instagram – Scroll back for our completed 50 Days of Earth Day series!
- Twitter – Stay up-to-date on the ways you can take action for your environment.
Find solace in nature during trying times:
Enjoy our #NatureOfHope series, highlighting our staff’s favorite outdoor places around Connecticut and New York. Click here to view the video series.
Learn better ways to live waste-free:
Get some tips on how to live a zero-waste life in our #homeECOnomics video series. Our staff is sharing their favorite tips with you while we’re all staying safe at home. Click here to view the video series.