Cooking Up Plastic Soup in Long Island Sound

Microplastics are an often unseen but growing threat to the world’s soil and water. The Oxford English Dictionary defines them as “Extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste,” and many scientists specify they’re pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters (mm).  […]

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A THANK YOU from the Soundkeeper team at Save the Sound!

The above photo captures the last day of our patrol season! On board we had—in addition to Soundkeeper Bill—our water quality scientists Peter and Elena, our intrepid attorney Kat, and friend-of–Soundkeeper Matt, showing off his propeller-driven underwater drone camera. Together we spent a very cold day documenting and taking underwater videos of water pollution sites […]

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40 Favorite Places Around Connecticut and Long Island Sound

To celebrate CFE/Save the Sound’s 40th anniversary, our members, staff, board members, and supporters helped us assemble a master list of 40 treasured places around Connecticut and Long Island Sound. Take a look and you might discover a new favorite place of your own! 1. Rocky Top property, Hamden, CT “In Hamden, one of our […]

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A 7th rain garden for New Haven’s West River watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 Save the Sound, Neighborhood Housing Services, and over 50 volunteers install 7th residential rain garden in West River Watershed Ongoing green infrastructure collaboration teaches residents to manage stormwater at home New Haven, Conn. – Two New Haven nonprofits teamed up with local college students this week to plant a […]

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Oswegatchie Hills are home to disappearing Pitch Pines

Ledge outcroppings such as these in Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve are some of the last terrains where Pitch Pine and Scrub Oak can survive.

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Fridays in the Field: Letting Whitford Brook take its course

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate. Last week, you heard from the Green Projects team about vegetation monitoring efforts at the Pond Lily dam removal site. This week, we are taking you an hour further northeast to learn about another monitoring effort occurring at the Hyde Pond […]

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Fridays in the Field: New Life at Pond Lily

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Anna Marshall, Green Projects associate: Standing on the banks of the Pond Lily Nature Preserve on a sunny November day, it is hard to imagine that less than a year ago this spot was covered with stagnant water just upstream of the former Pond Lily Dam. […]

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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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