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Ready to get your hands dirty? As a volunteer, there are many ways you can restore Long Island Sound’s shores and water quality and protect the land, air, and waters of your region. Let us know what volunteer opportunities interest you below!

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Cleanups | Restoration | Water Quality Sampling | Event Support | Policy/Advocacy | Photography | Videography | Translating English to Spanish | Mailings | Data entry | Research


As a restoration volunteer, you’ll help remove invasive plant species and plant native grasses and shrubs to restore bird and wildlife habitat, stop erosion, and return riverbanks, dunes, and marshes to health.

Rain Garden Digging & Planting Event | New Haven, CT

Date: Friday, June 28
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Event Support

Do you enjoy greeting people, listening to and engaging in conversations, and making connections? Event Support volunteers attend events to educate the community about Save the Sound and encourage people to get involved. Volunteers work in small groups to set up, attend, and/or break down an event. You will be paired with a Save the Sound staff member and provided with talking points prior to the event. This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share our passion for the Long Island Sound region.

Northport Sustainability Regatta | Northport, NY

Date: Saturday, July 13

Cow Harbor 10K Weekend | Northport, NY

Date: Friday, Sept 20 (tabling at bib pickup)
Date: Saturday, Sept 21 (tabling at race)

For more information, contact Amanda James at ajames@savethesound.org.

Water Quality Monitoring

Join Save the Sound’s annual summer water quality monitoring program and we will train you to be a member of our water monitoring team, collecting water samples and learning about which pollutants pose a threat to safe swimming or wildlife. Become empowered as a citizen scientist to get out into your local waterways to see if your water is safe for swimming and aquatic life.


Save the Sound coordinates cleanup events in communities across Connecticut. You can sign up to join an established shore, inland, or watercraft cleanup, or register as a Cleanup Captain to organize your own beach cleanup team!

More dates coming soon.

For more information, visit the Connecticut Cleanup page or contact Annalisa Paltauf at apaltauf@savethesound.org.


When thousands speak with one voice, leaders listen. Please contact us directly at info@savethesound.org. Let us know your name, email address, zip code, and we’ll get you all set up to receive action alerts about key environmental issues in Connecticut and New York. You’ll join a network of more than 20,000 people making a difference for your environment.

Make a difference at home

Rain gardens and bioswales harness the power of native plants to filter pollutants from stormwater runoff and ease flooding. To learn more about these techniques and how you can get involved, visit the Green Infrastructure page or contact Annalisa Paltauf at apaltauf@savethesound.org.

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Join the fight! Memberships start at just $25 – support that’s badly needed now for a healthy, sustainable environment over the long term.

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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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