2018 marks the first full season on Long Island Sound for new Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and his patrol vessel, the Terry Backer. Here’s an overview of the patrols so far, in Bill’s own words. My patrol season began with the welding of a new fuel tank in New Jersey which was installed in Rowayton—a […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Water advocates mark World Water Day HARTFORD, CONN. – Eight organizations from across Connecticut are coming together to celebrate water on United Nations World Water Day, March 22. Clean Water Action, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound, Connecticut River Watershed Council, […]
Instead of an environmental dream team, the incoming cabinet picks are shaping up to be a nightmare squad that could have devastating and long-term effects for our region, including damage to air quality, funding to protect Long Island Sound, and protections for healthy drinking water. And the bench just keeps getting deeper and deeper with […]
On Wednesday, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro held a press conference at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park to announce $10 million in federal funding secured for Long Island Sound in 2017. For decades, Rep. DeLauro has been one of the Sound’s staunchest supporters, and we are thrilled to continue working with her to protect and improve one […]
SoundHealthExplorer.org Publishes New Beach Grades for 2011-2015 Some beach goers rate beaches by the texture of the sand, or the quality of the bathrooms or the price of admission. At Save the Sound, we care about water quality. In an effort to recognize success, Save the Sound is highlighting 7 public Long Island Sound beaches […]
The focus of the 25th anniversary of the Long Island Sound Citizens Summit—was citizens who are taking action to protect the Sound.
This is the public beach for the Short Beach neighborhood in Branford. The data and field investigations strongly suggest that bacterial pollution at this beach is caused by wet weather/stormwater issues. Three stormwater drains dump either onto the beach itself or just west of the beach. So when it rains, stormwater runoff from neighborhood streets […]
This sandy Sound beach next to Parker Park offers a picnic area and a playground. There are lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Parking in the Park lot requires a resident parking pass. In an effort to improve local water quality, the Town of Branford invested in both upgrading its sewage treatment […]