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Charitable Spirits: Whiskey Tasting Expo to Benefit CFE/Save the Sound on 12/3!
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Charitable Spirits: Whiskey Tasting Expo to Benefit CFE/Save the Sound on 12/3!

Join us on December 3, 2017 for a charitable whiskey tasting hosted by Madison Wine Exchange! Come sample 40+ whiskeys, from single malt Scotch to blended Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye, and enjoy BBQ from House of Bones! Ticketed designated drivers will be admitted free to enjoy complimentary food and soft drinks. Tickets are $45, with … Continue reading

Fridays in the Field: My Time at Sunken Meadow State Park
Fridays in the Field / Habitat Restoration

Fridays in the Field: My Time at Sunken Meadow State Park

Today’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Ashley Longo, who spent the summer introducing visitors at Long Island’s most popular state park to our habitat restoration projects there. As the Seasonal Park Naturalist at Sunken Meadow State Park, I immersed myself in the world of environmental education. As a recent college graduate, I wanted … Continue reading

Volunteers Rocked the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup!
Coastal Cleanup / Uncategorized

Volunteers Rocked the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup!

Thanks to more than 1,200 volunteers committed to keeping Long Island Sound trash-free, this year’s International Coastal Cleanup season was a huge success! With 60 cleanups along Connecticut’s coastline, rivers and ponds, dedicated community members just like you turned out to clean and beautify the treasured places where you fish and swim, making them safer … Continue reading

Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut
Habitat Restoration

Dam Removal and Fish Migration in Connecticut

Today’s guest post comes from Gregory Ostrinski, a seasonal field scientist monitoring dam removal sites for Save the Sound and CT DEEP.  Dams in Connecticut are interwoven with the history of America, playing an important role in the industrialization that helped to make New England what it is today. Starting with settlers in the 1600s, dams have … Continue reading

Fridays in the Field: Getting to Know the Sea Lamprey
Fisheries & Aquatic Life / Fridays in the Field

Fridays in the Field: Getting to Know the Sea Lamprey

Today’s guest post comes from Hillary Ballek, field scientist at CFE/Save the Sound. Hillary monitors dam removal sites within Connecticut to assess biological health of streams and wetland areas. The sea lamprey is an anadromous species of fish native to the Connecticut River, migrating from the ocean to fresh water streams to spawn during the … Continue reading

How Science Won (So Far) in a Small-Town Battle Over Drinking Water
Drinking Water / Uncategorized

How Science Won (So Far) in a Small-Town Battle Over Drinking Water

Liz Raisbeck, formerly Sr. Vice President at National Audubon Society, now retired to Groton, shares the story of how local citizens persuaded the Zoning Commission to strengthen drinking water protections. It is rare for town regulatory matters to take on the trappings of soap opera, but that is what happened when Groton’s Zoning Commission (ZC) … Continue reading

Draft energy strategy “overwhelmingly falls short,” says CFE
Clean Air / Climate Change & Adaptation / Energy & Efficiency / Methane & Natural Gas / Press Releases / Sustainable Communities

Draft energy strategy “overwhelmingly falls short,” says CFE

“State agencies and lawmakers need to get serious about rapidly ramping up renewables and energy efficiency, cutting emissions from cars and trucks, and clearly identifying how state policies will work together to meet the 2020 and 2050 targets,” said Claire Coleman. Continue reading