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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NY Environment chairs ask Cuomo to champion Plum Island preservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 NY Environment chairs ask Cuomo to champion Plum Island preservation Southold, New York – The chairs of the New York legislature’s environmental committee have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to help save Plum Island. “Plum Island is an ecological and cultural treasure,” said […]

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It’s in the Bag

It’s small, useful, seemingly innocuous, and can be found everywhere. The plastic bag. Sadly, its ubiquity is having disastrous consequences for our waterways, oceans, wildlife…and maybe even our health. Over one trillion plastic bags are produced every year. From cradle to grave, their production, use, and disposal shapes our environment from the air down to […]

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Feds postpone Plum Island sale, plan new enviro study; CFE/Save the Sound responds to win for Endangered Species Act & pledges continued advocacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 Feds postpone Plum Island sale, plan new environmental study; CFE/Save the Sound responds to win for Endangered Species Act and pledges continued advocacy New Haven, Conn. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that it intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement […]

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Press release: NY State Approves Flawed Plans For New York City’s Massive Sewer Overflows

The plans will allow huge amounts of raw sewage to continue flowing into City waters for decades to come, endangering New Yorkers and hindering restoration efforts in Long Island Sound.

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Governor Cuomo Shares Vision & Investment Plan for Clean Water & Healthy Sound

Increased clean water and environmental funding for New York State means a safer and more vibrant Long Island Sound.

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Rabbits, Bats, Beetles, and More: The Mystery of Plum Island’s Wildlife Will Soon be Revealed

This article is the second in a series following the ongoing work of the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) on Plum Island.

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Photo Journal: Sunken Meadow State Park marsh planting

Nearly 60 volunteers and 10 coordinators braved the muddy conditions to plant over 3000 plants over 3 hours. This is part of an ongoing process with the goal of converting 1 acre of mudflats into salt marsh, a feat calling for 12,000 individual cordgrass plants.

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