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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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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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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Answering Water Quality Questions with Community-Based Monitoring

  By Peter Linderoth, Water Quality Program Manager As the sun rose on October 31st, illuminating the calm surface of the Sound, a network of monitoring groups conducted the final dawn monitoring run of the Unified Water Study (UWS) for 2018. Groups interested in participating in this groundbreaking water quality study grew again this year. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Impaired Waterbodies in NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 Beaver Swamp Brook and NYC waterways belong on NY list of impaired waterbodies, Save the Sound says   Mamaroneck, NY – On Friday, Save the Sound submitted its formal comments on the Draft 2018 New York State Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters to the New York State Department […]

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Soundkeeper on the Water

2018 marks the first full season on Long Island Sound for new Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and his patrol vessel, the Terry Backer. Here’s an overview of the patrols so far, in Bill’s own words.   My patrol season began with the welding of a new fuel tank in New Jersey which was installed in Rowayton—a […]

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Press Release: Water advocates mark World Water Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Water advocates mark World Water Day   HARTFORD, CONN. – Eight organizations from across Connecticut are coming together to celebrate water on United Nations World Water Day, March 22.    Clean Water Action, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound, Connecticut River Watershed Council, […]

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The Nightmare Squad

Instead of an environmental dream team, the incoming cabinet picks are shaping up to be a nightmare squad that could have devastating and long-term effects for our region, including damage to air quality, funding to protect Long Island Sound, and protections for healthy drinking water. And the bench just keeps getting deeper and deeper with […]

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