Long Island Sound matters to all who live, work and play here. It’s about rich maritime history. A fragile habitat for fish and wildlife. Family trips to the beach. Summer days spent on the water. A livelihood for lobstermen. It’s a source of billions in economic activity and a natural jewel that enriches your quality of life. And it’s under constant threat.
The Sound is an estuary ecosystem like no other, with a watershed extending to the Canadian border and covering more than 16,800 square miles. Located in one of the most heavily populated parts of the United States, the Sound’s waters, shores, and the rivers that flow into it are under extraordinary pressure from human activity throughout New England and eastern New York.
The challenge of Sound restoration, protection, and preservation is complex, as is the response. It takes hands-on action in the field and concerted engagement in the courts and legislators’ offices. It takes activists and experts, financial contributors and volunteers. It takes vigilance today and steady effort that lasts years. It takes you and all of us, working together.
For more than 40 years, Save the Sound has promoted a healthier, more sustainable environment in the Long Island Sound region, including its shoreline, coastal marshes, and the region’s rivers. Our initiatives are a mosaic of collaborative solutions for a complex web of issues.
Our diverse, broad-based approach is our greatest strength. By bringing to bear a wide range of tools ranging from legal expertise to activist outreach, community education, volunteering, and citizen science, we’ve made great strides. Still, much remains to be done. Your support and action are critical to keep up the momentum.