Posts Tagged ‘ Save the Sound ’

Westchester County gets ‘B’ for protecting Long Island Sound

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
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New Haven-based Long Island Sound advocacy group Save the Sound says Westchester’s sewage treatment plants are doing a good job removing nitrogen before discharging into the Sound but have to do more.



CFE/Save the Sound 2013 Year-in-Review

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

“2013 proved to be a busy and successful for CFE/Save the Sound. We are excited about the work ahead in 2014 and continuing our efforts to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound!” For more on this story, visit: CFE/Save the Sound 2013 Year-in-Review | Green Cities Blue

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Save the Sound Restores Fish Passage on the Pequonnock River

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

Last month, Save the Sound and their project partners completed construction of a pool and weir fishway designed to mitigate the effects of a concrete apron on the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport, CT. This apron, installed by the Department of Transportation in the 1950s, drastically altered the river channel and greatly inhibited the migration of

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Mamaroneck Harbor: 7 sites still leaking bacteria, tests say

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

The high bacteria counts in Mamaroneck Harbor came from more than just a grocery store and a yacht club with a broken sewer pipe. Seven more points were leaking sewage and high levels of fecal coliform and e. coli bacteria when volunteers for Save the Sound tested the water at 25 points over the summer,

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Oysters: A complicated economy and ecology

May 29th, 2013 | By

There were two bills before the state Legislature in Hartford that had big and small operators in opposite camps. One would have decreased the size of harvestable oysters from 3 inches to 2 inches. The other would have opened up more leases offshore. The bills arrived at a time when the health of the Sound–

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Save the Sound & Cornell University Cooperative Extension Partner to Restore the Sound’s Submerged Fish Habitat

May 7th, 2013 | By

Last week, Save the Sound partnered with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for our third third event engaging volunteers in restoring the Sound’s submerged aquatic vegetation – eelgrass. Friday’s event took place at the Clinton Town Marina.



Volunteers pick up 16,310 pounds of trash from Connecticut coast, Save the Sound says

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

A total of 2,450 people picked up 16,310 pounds of trash from 57 miles of Connecticut riverfronts and beaches in 2012 in activities coordinated by Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, the organization said Monday. Save the Sound helped to coordinate 57 coastal cleanup activities across the state this year,

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Noroton River cleanup successful

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Save the Sound, Connecticut coordinator of the annual International Coastal Cleanup, recently partnered with the Darien Land Trust for a cleanup event along the Noroton River. Volunteers gathered to remove and catalog trash from the river bank as part of a global effort to rid the world’s waterways of unsightly debris, which is dangerous to

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Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

Save the Sound appealed an order that allows the Great Neck sewage district on Long Island to continue polluting the section of the Long Island Sound between Farifield, Nassau and Westchester Counties, the group announced in a press release Thursday. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping

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CFEers embark on Long Island Sound journey of exploration and discovery

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

Curt Johnson and Chris Cryder of CFE/Save the Sound have embarked on a week-long journey traveling Long Island Sound by sailboat. The two will dock in locations including Bridgeport, Darien, Mamaroneck, Oyster Bay, and Port Jefferson, to meet with local advocates and elected officials to talk about Long Island Sound and the current issues facing our region’s gem.



Cleaning up the Sound – starting with city sewage overflows

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Last week, Save the Sound testified publicly in favor of the New Haven regional sewer authority investing $50 million in sewage treatment plant improvements in New Haven. Part of the environmental justice is providing clean water, safe swimming, and safe boating and clamming for all people, including under served communities like New Haven. By cleaning up New Haven’s harbor, we clean up the entire Sound.



Project completed to restore tidal flow to New Haven’s West River

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

Volunteers planted Joe-Pye weed and bone set at Duck Pond in Edgewood Park in New Haven’s Westville section. They staked holes in the mud to plant the shallow water plants in the marshy meadow of the restored Edgewood Park Duck Pond. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



EPA recognizes CFE program director Curt Johnson with environmental merit award

Apr 25th, 2012 | By

Today Curt Johnson, program director for Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound, received the 2012 Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office. Curt was selected the award for his work as Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC is a volunteer organization

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Save the Sound Partners with Groupon Grassroots for Fundraising Initiative

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model through April 22, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the Save the Sound initiative in increments of $12, with each $300 providing the funding needed to buy 25 plants for a habitat restoration planting to help keep Long Island Sound a place of recreation and enjoyment for all to enjoy. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Green infrastructure feasability plan of New Haven shows promise

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

“Green infrastructure techniques like rain gardens, permeable pavement and rain barrels are common sense ways to naturally filter stormwater and reduce the amount of harmful sewage discharged into the Long Island Sound, and do so less expensively than traditional techniques,” said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.



Broadwater withdrawal signals floating gas plant ‘dead’

Mar 7th, 2012 | By

“In sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting to vacate their certificates, Broadwater has signaled that their proposed floating gas plant is finally dead,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.

After years of opposition, protests, petitions, legal wrangling, and partnering with federal and state officials on both sides of Long Island Sound, “the health and safety of our Sound will not be compromised by the proposed industrial complex.” Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Save the Sound.



Enter Your Pics in the Save The Sound Photo Contest

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

Save the Sound is hosting their annual Facebook photo contest. Contestants are asked to submit shoreline photos to the Save the Sound Facebook page or via e-mail to kbroatch@savethesound.org. Photos will be accepeted now through Dec. 31 with voting opening on Jan. 1 and running through Jan. 8 (photo with the most “likes” on Facebooks

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Soundvision plan discussed at City Point

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Save the Sound, the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Long Island Sound Study (CAC), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) discussed the SoundVision Action Plan, a two-year action plan for the restoration and preservation of Long Island Sound at City Point Dock in New Haven. They were also joined by State Senators Martin Looney and Toni Harp, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., and representatives from Sound School and Schooner Inc.



Save the Sound, Sen. Meyer Celebrate Long Island Sound Day

May 27th, 2011 | By

Save the Sound and Environment Committee Co-Chair State Senator Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) released the following statement today in observance of Long Island Sound Day. Earlier in the day, Save the Sound held a coastal cleanup of Long Wharf Nature Preserve in New Haven as part of their Long Island Sound Day celebration.



Look What They Found During a Cleanup

Apr 10th, 2011 | By

“Ninety-one gross diapers,” Riverkeeper Peter Davis announced. Add to that four rugs, 27 tires, umpteen bags of household garbage, several mattresses, and a nice beige corner chair that someone had rolled down the hill to the margin of Beaver Creek. Davis and assistant David Burgess collected all that in a single week’s cleanup of riverine

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