NYS leading on environment as legislative session ends

With the 2019 New York Legislative session now over, Save the Sound would like to share some of the many successes we think are worth celebrating—some of which you helped get over the finish line! Climate Leadership and Community Protection The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act establishes aggressive, legally binding targets to move […]

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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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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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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Grass Clippings

  Are you one of the many homeowners who rake their yard more often than they sweep their porch? Time to give your rake a break! Besides tearing grass from its roots, raking actually creates open spaces in your lawn for weeds to take hold. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share some ways to DO LESS and […]

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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Mowing

  Each Spring, we emerge from our winter slumber ready to devote hours of our (and/or our landscaper’s) time and effort performing the various tasks we believe we need to do in order to have a lush green yard. The reality is that we’ve all been working way too hard on our lawns. Many of […]

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Clean Water Westchester Symposium

Planning for a Cleaner Water Future for Westchester County – Our “Green Apple”   This January, local, county and state government representatives met with environmental leaders and the private sector, to discuss a greener future for Westchester County’s wastewater system. The Clean Water Westchester conference explored new ways to finance, manage, and govern wastewater collection and […]

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