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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PRESS RELEASE: CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019   Contact: Laura McMillan – lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org Melissa Schlag – mschlag@ctenvironment.org CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories   NEW HAVEN, CONN. – At the end of the 2019 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates environmental victories and prepares to fight some […]

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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Water Responsibly

  We’ve all seen them…lawn sprinklers that spray this way and that, sending water cascading indiscriminately in all directions. Great fun for kids wanting to cool off, but a waste if this is the way you satisfy your lawn’s thirst. Not only do these type of sprinklers unevenly distribute the water, often times they create […]

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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Have a Smaller Yard

  Have you looked at your house from Google Earth? How much of your property is just grass? How about your neighbors’? It’s probably a high percentage and parts of it most likely go unused. In the 1950s, new housing developments began showing off their properties with manicured swaths of lawn as far as the […]

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Cheering U.S. House Funding for the Sound

Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee For immediate release: May 24, 2019 LONG ISLAND SOUND STUDY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) CHEERS HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS FY2020 INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE SOUND (Stamford, CT) – The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill on May 22, expanding the budget for […]

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Unified Water Study of Sound Bays and Harbors Enters Its Third Year

On a windy Tuesday morning in May, Elena Colón hauled her twenty-first and final bucket of water from Mamaroneck Harbor into the old stone building at the tip of Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck Harbor. Each bucket of cold Sound water was used by a different monitoring group, gathering in Mamaroneck for a day of […]

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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Stop Fertilizing

  If you really love your lawn, kick the fertilizer habit! Excess nitrogen from fertilizer not only burns your lawn, it also washes into our streams, rivers, and waterways ultimately ending up in the Long Island Sound where it fuels algae blooms that smother fish and are harmful to other important wildlife. Over the last few weeks, […]

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