Fridays in the Field: My Time at Sunken Meadow State Park

Today’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Ashley Longo, who spent the summer introducing visitors at Long Island’s most popular state park to our habitat restoration projects there. As the Seasonal Park Naturalist at Sunken Meadow State Park, I immersed myself in the world of environmental education. As a recent college graduate, I wanted […]

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Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut

Today’s guest post comes from Gregory Ostrinski, a seasonal field scientist monitoring dam removal sites for Save the Sound and CT DEEP.  Dams in Connecticut are interwoven with the history of America, playing an important role in the industrialization that helped to make New England what it is today. Starting with settlers in the 1600s, dams have […]

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Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Elsa Loehmann, Associate Director of River Restoration for Save the Sound: The Pond Lily Nature Preserve is a 14-acre oasis of forest, stream, and wetlands along the West River, surrounded by a highly developed urban area on the New Haven-Woodbridge border. Save the Sound removed an […]

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Long Island East End Supervisors and Mayors Work Together to Save Plum Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 East End Supervisors and Mayors Work Together to Save Plum Island Bipartisan letter of support sent to Cuomo, Schumer, Gillibrand, and Zeldin SOUTHOLD, NY. – All five of Long Island’s East End town supervisors and the ten village mayors are appealing to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Charles Schumer and […]

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Fridays in the Field: Letting Whitford Brook take its course

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate. Last week, you heard from the Green Projects team about vegetation monitoring efforts at the Pond Lily dam removal site. This week, we are taking you an hour further northeast to learn about another monitoring effort occurring at the Hyde Pond […]

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Fridays in the Field: New Life at Pond Lily

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate: Standing on the banks of the Pond Lily Nature Preserve on a sunny November day, it is hard to imagine that less than a year ago this spot was covered with stagnant water just upstream of the former Pond Lily Dam. […]

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Our History with the Quinnipiac River

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, movies like A Civil Action and Erin Brockovich sparked public conversations about the far-reaching and long-lasting impact of polluted land and groundwater. We’ve all heard stories about the battles to assign accountability for contaminated groundwater, but what about the stories of recovering and restoring the affected land and […]

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Press Release: Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down

     For immediate release August 15, 2016 For further information, contact CFE/Save the Sound: (203) 787-0646 Upper Quinnipiac River Flows Freer as Second Dam Comes Down Removal of Clark Brothers and Carpenters Dams part of ongoing effort to restore life to Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – Thanks to the removal of two dams in Southington […]

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