Of Butts and Bags: Cleanup Data Trends 2017-19

2019 was a BIG year for cleanups across Connecticut. More of you turned out than any year since CFE/Save the Sound became the official Connecticut coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup back in 2002, and together we removed more than three tons of trash from beaches and riverbanks. We are looking forward to building on these […]

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2019 Year in Review: The Difference We’re Making Together

There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]

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FIRST UNIFIED WATER STUDY SUMMIT HELD AT EARTHPLACE

On the cold, crisp early morning of November 14, 2019, participants in the Unified Water Study (UWS) began to arrive at Earthplace in Westport, CT, ready to drop off their scientific equipment and close out the 2019 monitoring season. Sixty-two attendees representing twenty-two monitoring groups and key study partners gathered for the 2019 UWS Summit, […]

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Leaves…nuisance or benefit? It’s all in how you approach it.

Every year around this time, we are all enraptured by the beautiful colors that appear as our trees prepare for their winter slumber. For many, this breathtaking sight also triggers anxiety as those many-hued paratroopers descend to the ground en masse. The hours of raking, the hours bagging, the back-breaking carrying to the curb…it’s no […]

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Save the Sound Comments on the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Ken Zegel, PE Associate Public Health Engineer Suffolk County Department of Health Services Dear Mr. Zegel, On behalf of Save the Sound, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island Sound and its tributary waterways, please accept these comments expressing our strong support for the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan (SWP) and […]

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Mount Vernon’s Neglect Puts Residents at Risk

A report from Tracy Brown, Director, Save the Sound You may recall, I first addressed this issue five years ago, when Save the Sound was made aware of untreated wastewater (including sewage) flowing from the city of Mount Vernon into the Hutchinson and Bronx Rivers that continues downstream into Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound, […]

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The Great Fish Migration Story – PT I

  PART I : INTRODUCTION Imagine hundreds, even thousands, of grayish-green fish filling a river from one bank to the other, fighting their way upstream in the brisk waters swollen by the spring melt. Their silver sides and bellies flash. Occasionally one will propel itself out of the water, avoiding some obstacle that threatens its […]

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BEACH REPORT: 200+ LIS Beaches Get Their Water Quality Grades

TOP 20 LONG ISLAND SOUND BEACHES BASED ON BEST WATER QUALITY HIGHLIGHTED IN BEACH REPORT FROM SAVE THE SOUND  10 Years of Data Show Water Pollution Patterns Differ by Beach and by Region; Troubling Trends in Wet Weather MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — August 2, 2019 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its […]

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