Oswegatchie Hills – Nature’s Buffer

What goes on the ground goes into the Sound…the Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve take this adage to heart. The Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (OHNP), established in 2007, protects almost 500 acres of pristine coastal forest for passive recreation, habitat for wildlife, and coveted open space surrounded by urban development. The undeveloped coastal forest […]

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40 Favorite Places Around Connecticut and Long Island Sound

To celebrate CFE/Save the Sound’s 40th anniversary, our members, staff, board members, and supporters helped us assemble a master list of 40 treasured places around Connecticut and Long Island Sound. Take a look and you might discover a new favorite place of your own! 1. Rocky Top property, Hamden, CT “In Hamden, one of our […]

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Environmental Priorities 2019

We are gearing up for the upcoming legislative session to ensure protections for our land, air, and water. Click here to view the entire agenda. A sneak peak: CONSERVE PUBLIC LANDS Protecting Connecticut’s mountain landscapes, wetlands, forests that filter your drinking water, and the special coastal places that surround Long Island Sound keep your air […]

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Vote YES to protect your favorite places

Vote YES to protect your favorite places Picture building sandcastles at Hammonasset State Beach with your family, or hiking with friends along the ridge of Sleeping Giant State Park, or simply enjoying a romantic picnic at Harkness Memorial Park. Now, picture what it would look like if they were all sold or given away to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Oswegatchie Hills advocates join East Lyme in appealing sewer decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2018   Contact: Laura McMillan, CT Fund for the Environment 203-787-0646 x137 / 540-292-8429   Oswegatchie Hills advocates join East Lyme in appealing sewer decision   East Lyme, Conn. – Leaders of the Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition are joining the Town of East Lyme in asking the Connecticut Supreme Court […]

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Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Preserves Pitch Pines and History

The long-fought battle to protect and preserve the remaining acres of the Oswegatchie Hills coastal forest in Southeastern Connecticut continues. These iconic lands hold snapshots of our history, as well as scenic terrain and increasingly rare native habitats.   Ridgetop forests such as the Oswegatchie Hills in East Lyme are some of the last remaining […]

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2018 End-of-Session Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan – lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org Melissa Schlag – mschlag@ctenvironment.org CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories NEW HAVEN, CONN. – At this end of the 2018 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates significant environmental victories and prepares to keep fighting on […]

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A Plum Island victory: Federal Judge denies motion to dismiss Save the Sound’s lawsuit  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 A Plum Island victory: Federal Judge denies motion to dismiss Save the Sound’s lawsuit   Feds sought dismissal of conservationists’ suit; judge rules plaintiffs have standing New Haven, Conn. – Today a federal district court judge ruled that a lawsuit brought by environmentalists over the […]

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