People flock to nature preserves for multiple reasons—exercise, fresh air, solitude, a respite from electronics. While the craggy Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme is popular with hikers who love winding trails through rugged terrain, around gigantic glacial boulders, and through low-lying wetlands, it also regularly draws artists and nature-lovers who revel in the […]
2019 may come to be known as the year that rain gardens reached a tipping point here in Connecticut. Not only did an unprecedented number of rain gardens get planted in the New Haven area, but interest in this particular type of green infrastructure is growing across the state. CFE/Save the Sound worked with dozens […]
November 2018 Sunken Meadow update Over the last four years, Save the Sound has made significant progress on a multistage project to restore habitat and improve water quality at Sunken Meadow State Park in Smithtown, NY on Long Island. Our efforts got a big boost this month with the planting of native grasses. In 2012, […]
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 Successes & Weird Finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers hit 31 CT beaches over the weekend; more to come as Save the Sound and its Soundkeeper fight plastic pollution NEW HAVEN, CONN. – An estimated 900 Save the Sound volunteers hit 31 Connecticut beaches last Saturday and Sunday […]
We can’t let 2016 slip into history without acknowledging some of the great achievements you were part of this year!
In October, Tracy Brown and Peter Linderoth from our NY office patrolled the Byram River on a beautiful fall day. Joining them was David Alderisio who had documented several dry weather flowing storm drains draining into the Byram River, some on the Port Chester, NY side and some on the Greenwich, CT side. From the boat […]
On Sunday, August 14, just before sunrise, nearly two dozen paddle-boarders and kayakers set out from Rye, NY, to paddle across Long Island Sound and back as part of a fundraiser led by Nancy Vincent, owner of SUP Westchester in Mamaroneck. The 8-mile round-trip adventure was completed by 14 paddlers and three kayakers over the […]