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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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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Save the Sound Restores Fish Passage on the Pequonnock River

One of the biggest problems facing fish in the Long Island Sound region is Connecticut’s abundance of dams and other barriers that make it difficult to migrate upstream and spawn. Some of our most important work is removing these barriers.

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Building Key Fish Populations through Habitat Restoration

It was a good summer for fishing in the Long Island Sound region.  According to the CT DEEP Fish Reports, the overall abundance of striped bass and bluefish made for good fishing in hot spots such as The Race and Plum Gut in the Sound, which provide ideal conditions for these larger fish that prefer […]

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