The partnership of citizens across Long Island Sound is critical to Save the Sound’s work. We rely on volunteers to conduct coastal cleanups, support legislative initiatives, collect water quality samples and speak out for clean water practices in their communities.
One very important role that citizens can fill year round is that of Pollution Watchdog!
To be a watchdog, review the examples of water pollution below and contact Save the Sound with documented reports of pollution in your community. We will do our best to make sure the pollution source is eliminated and the public is notified if a public health threat is present. Email us photographs and/or video along with a written description of the incident, including location and time, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Look For
These are just a few examples of what to look for and what can be achieved when we educate ourselves on the potential sources of water pollution, take the time to pay attention to our surroundings, document the problems we see, and report them! Please do your part and be the eyes and ears (and noses) we need out on our waterways. Together we can route out and eliminate water pollution!
Remember to document all the details of a potential pollution event you find, including exact location, time and a detailed description of what you see and smell. And take plenty of photographs or video!
If you see someone engaged in illegal dumping call 911 and have them stopped. And be safe.