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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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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PRESS RELEASE: 16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed

16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed Exposed inactive water line removed, improving safety for paddlers and improving fish passage on the Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – An old, unused water line on the Quinnipiac River in Meriden has been removed, the third barrier to come down in three years. The […]

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From suits to shovels, working together in 2018

Whether you were digging in the ground alongside CFE/Save the Sound staff, testifying at the legislature, or supporting our work with your gifts, you’ve done great things for our shared land, air, and water this year. Here are just a few highlights from the work we’ve done together. In the Field Fish migration on the […]

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Balancing Water Levels at Sunken Meadow State Park

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, […]

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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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Fridays in the Field: My Time at Sunken Meadow State Park

Today’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Ashley Longo, who spent the summer introducing visitors at Long Island’s most popular state park to our habitat restoration projects there. As the Seasonal Park Naturalist at Sunken Meadow State Park, I immersed myself in the world of environmental education. As a recent college graduate, I wanted […]

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Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut

Today’s guest post comes from Gregory Ostrinski, a seasonal field scientist monitoring dam removal sites for Save the Sound and CT DEEP.  Dams in Connecticut are interwoven with the history of America, playing an important role in the industrialization that helped to make New England what it is today. Starting with settlers in the 1600s, dams have […]

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