Seasons of Change: 2017 Year in Review
Air & Climate / General / Land / Uncategorized / Water

Seasons of Change: 2017 Year in Review

It’s been a year of change for the environment: in every season, in every layer of government, and even at CFE/Save the Sound itself. Let’s take a trip down memory lane together, as we explore the paths traveled this year, both rutted and smooth, and some issues we’ve tackled along the way—with your help. WINTER … Continue reading

Volunteers Rocked the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup!
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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

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

The 2017 CFE/Save the Sound Annual Meeting is October 1!
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The 2017 CFE/Save the Sound Annual Meeting is October 1!

The 2017 CFE/Save the Sound Annual Meeting is shaping up to be one of our most exciting member events this year! With special guest Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s EPA Administrator, headlining this year’s program, seats are filling up quick. In addition to voting in the annual Board election, guests will have the chance to meet … Continue reading

Birds & Wildlife / Drinking Water / Endangered Lands / Land / Long Island Sound / Save Oswegatchie Hills / Uncategorized / Water

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