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Oswegatchie Hills Coalition Update

Fred Grimsey, one of the driving forces behind our Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition, has been named Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water Company for his tireless efforts to protect and clean up the Niantic River and Bay. Grimsey, a passionate environmentalist, founded Save the River-Save the Hills (STR-STH), a grassroots environmental non-profit organization that advocates to … Continue reading

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Legislative drama ends with good, bad and ugly

The 2017 legislative session wrapped up at midnight Wednesday. There were good outcomes, bad outcomes, and some things yet unsettled, but one thing is clear: citizens like you helped tremendously to avert crises and get good policies passed. We couldn’t have done it without you! Here are some snapshots from our legislative experts on bills … Continue reading

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Budgets raid clean energy, efficiency funds; advocates and businesses decry impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Budgets swipe funding for clean energy and efficiency programs; advocates, local businesses decry impact to environment and economy Energy Efficiency and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to be raided Hartford, Conn.—Labor, public health, consumer and environmental advocates, as well as owners and employees of local clean energy businesses, denounce … Continue reading

Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University
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Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Elsa Loehmann, Associate Director of River Restoration for Save the Sound: The Pond Lily Nature Preserve is a 14-acre oasis of forest, stream, and wetlands along the West River, surrounded by a highly developed urban area on the New Haven-Woodbridge border. Save the Sound removed an … Continue reading

Press release: Suffolk County Legislature opposes sale of Plum Island
Plum Island

Press release: Suffolk County Legislature opposes sale of Plum Island

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 Suffolk County Legislature strongly opposes sale, supports conservation of Plum Island Bipartisan letter of strong opposition sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo SMITHTOWN, N.Y. – Members of the Suffolk County Legislature signed a letter sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday unanimously opposing the sale of Plum Island by … Continue reading

Launch of Unified Water Study
Long Island Sound

Launch of Unified Water Study

Save the Sound has launched a groundbreaking water testing program that will dramatically increase available data on the health of Long Island Sound. Inspired by the Long Island Sound Report Card, the Unified Water Study: Long Island Sound Embayment Research will test water conditions in the Sound’s bays and harbors. More than a decade of federally funded … Continue reading