PRESS RELEASE: PLUM ISLAND–New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, mschlag@ctenvironment.org, 860-398-0569 PLUM ISLAND: New underwater survey wows divers, fills gaps in marine diversity data. Also pending legislation to cancel sale, and successful paddle to preserve the island. Underwater survey sheds light on rich habitat Southold, New York – Flourishing wildlife and vibrant habitats fascinated a […]

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Plum Island from My Perspective

by Megan Dear Plum Island is an ecological and historical centerpiece to the animals—including humans—and plants that depend on it. Even though the island is only 840 acres, it has a huge impact on marine and terrestrial wildlife because of its history of being mostly untouched by humans. The flora and fauna native to the […]

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Students Take Action for Plum Island

Under the leadership of former science teacher Peggy Dickerson, students from Cutchogue East Elementary School spent weeks learning about Plum Island and wrote letters to Governor Cuomo, detailing all the reasons he should work to protect the island. Save the Sound’s New York natural areas coordinator, Louise Harrison, led the students through a visioning session […]

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Using the L.A.W. to protect Land, Air, and Water (July legal update)

CFE/Save the Sound Senior Legal Counsel Roger Reynolds gives an update on how we’re using the law to protect your environment at this key moment: I have no doubt that in the future we will look back on this moment in time and see it as a critical one for the environment—one way or the […]

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NY Environment chairs ask Cuomo to champion Plum Island preservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 NY Environment chairs ask Cuomo to champion Plum Island preservation Southold, New York – The chairs of the New York legislature’s environmental committee have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to help save Plum Island. “Plum Island is an ecological and cultural treasure,” said […]

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Legislative Agenda: New Year’s Revolutions

The 2019 legislative session begins tomorrow. There are new faces and exciting ideas flooding Hartford, and we are looking forward to working with our new governor and legislators to create an environmental revolution this year! Throughout session, we will be asking you to activate your voice for environmental change. We’ll give you contact info and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Envision Plum Island: Process to plan island’s future begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018 Envision Plum Island: Process to plan island’s future begins Business leaders, government, environmental groups, and other stakeholders begin process of envisioning next steps for Plum Island to find consensus as the federal government prepares it for sale Riverhead, New York – Save the Sound and The Nature Conservancy launched […]

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Environmental Priorities 2019

We are gearing up for the upcoming legislative session to ensure protections for our land, air, and water. Click here to view the entire agenda. A sneak peak: CONSERVE PUBLIC LANDS Protecting Connecticut’s mountain landscapes, wetlands, forests that filter your drinking water, and the special coastal places that surround Long Island Sound keep your air […]

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