Sea Barriers Proposed for Long Island Sound & New York Harbor

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering new projects to protect New York City from increased storm surges and flooding associated with climate change. Seems great right? Maybe we’re finally putting in the necessary resources to protect coastal communities and increase resiliency? Not so fast. These proposals include massive storm barriers spanning the waterbodies that […]

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Launching phase two of the Beardsley Zoo green infrastructure project

Save the Sound is thrilled to launch phase two of green infrastructure retrofits at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! In 2015 we partnered with the Beardsley Zoo to bring to life phase one of their Green Infrastructure Long-Range Plan, which identifies opportunities for managing stormwater runoff produced by the zoo’s parking lots. As a part of this […]

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Fridays in the Field: Introducing New Haven to new bioswales

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Kendall Barbery, Green Infrastructure Program Manager: The West River—which flows from Bethany, CT, to New Haven Harbor—is on Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (CT DEEP) 303-d list of impaired waterbodies due to high levels of bacteria and other pollution. According to the West River […]

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Planting for the Future: Green Infrastructure Updates from the Pequonnock River

Since 2013, Save the Sound has worked to improve the health of the Pequonnock River—which drains land from Monroe to Bridgeport—with restoration projects that prevent polluted rainwater runoff and improve the ability of alewife, blueback herring, and other migratory fish to swim from source to Sound (and back again). Rivers like the Pequonnock are especially […]

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Press Release: Volunteers build green infrastructure skills at Beardsley Zoo planting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2016 Contact: Laura McMillan, 540-292-8429 Bridgeport, Conn. – Local volunteers gained green infrastructure skills last weekend at a hands-on rain garden planting workshop led by Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Saturday’s workshop at Beardsley Zoo is part of Save the Sound’s ongoing efforts […]

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National Estuaries Week Events 2016

New Haven, Conn. – Save the Sound is celebrating National Estuaries Week September 17 – 24 with a series of interactive and educational events throughout the Long Island Sound region. This annual celebration of estuaries—the vital coastal zones where freshwater rivers meet salty seas—is sponsored by Restore America’s Estuaries and its member organizations including Save […]

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Green Infrastructure in New Haven: Bioswales and the West River

the Edgewood School bioswale is boosting the ecosystem’s resilience while improving the West River’s water quality.

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Tigers and Rivers and Rain Gardens, Oh My! Green Infrastructure on the Pequonnock River

It’s World Water Week 2016 and thought leaders from around the world are gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, for the annual collaborative water conference. Designed as a place for innovators and decision makers to share ideas and develop solutions to the world’s water-related challenges, this year’s conference focuses on water for sustainable growth. Each year, our […]

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