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The Rise and Fall of Black Rock Harbor

Soundkeeper Bill Lucey has been working closely with Bridgeport residents to address their concerns about pollution in Black Rock Harbor. Here’s what he’s learned: Talk to Kay Williams, founder of Captain’s Cove Seaport at Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport, CT, and you will soon learn a few history lessons. Black Rock was the port used […]

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Rapid response to pollution spills coming soon to CT Rivers

By Bill Lucey Long Island Soundkeeper I recently attended the first inland river General Response Plan (GRP) meeting in the state of Connecticut. People may remember the January 2018 oil spill in the Naugutuck River from the Somers Thin Strip Plant when several thousand gallons of oil made its way into the Housatonic and from […]

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Answering Water Quality Questions with Community-Based Monitoring

  By Peter Linderoth, Water Quality Program Manager As the sun rose on October 31st, illuminating the calm surface of the Sound, a network of monitoring groups conducted the final dawn monitoring run of the Unified Water Study (UWS) for 2018. Groups interested in participating in this groundbreaking water quality study grew again this year. […]

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Staff with contractor SumCo, in an orange vest, walks across denuded marsh

Balancing Water Levels at Sunken Meadow State Park

November 2018 Sunken Meadow update Over the last four years, Save the Sound has made significant progress on a multistage project to restore habitat and improve water quality at Sunken Meadow State Park in Smithtown, NY on Long Island. Our efforts got a big boost this month with the planting of native grasses. In 2012, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: APPEAL: Ratepayers, Energy Businesses, and Environmental Advocates Ask Court to Review Decision on Ratepayer Fund Raids

Immediate Release November 26, 2018 APPEAL: Ratepayers, Energy Businesses, and Environmental Advocates Ask Court to Review Decision on Ratepayer Fund Raids U.S. District Court ruled against ratepayers, energy efficiency and clean energy businesses, environmental orgs, and consumer groups; allies come back with appeal New Haven, Conn. – Attorneys for ratepayers, efficiency businesses and environmental organizations […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Envision Plum Island: Process to plan island’s future begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018 Envision Plum Island: Process to plan island’s future begins Business leaders, government, environmental groups, and other stakeholders begin process of envisioning next steps for Plum Island to find consensus as the federal government prepares it for sale Riverhead, New York – Save the Sound and The Nature Conservancy launched […]

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Photos: Racing to Save Long Island Sound at Noroton Yacht Club

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Noroton Yacht Club on November 10, 2018 for Racing to Save Long Island Sound with Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and competitive sailing champion Steve Benjamin. Your presence made the night a huge success! There’s still time to make a donation to support Soundkeeper here, and please enjoy […]

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