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

Press Release: Advocates ask NYC City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution
Press Releases / Sewage & Stormwater / Water

Press Release: Advocates ask NYC City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution

Groups converge at City Hall to press for ‘fishable, swimmable’ waters in NYC Advocates ask City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution, promote rain gardens and other vital citywide solutions New York, N.Y. – Clean water advocates from across the city — from Flushing Bay to the Bronx River, … Continue reading

NEW YORK CITY NITROGEN:  LINKING THE EAST RIVER AND LONG ISLAND SOUND
Water / Western Sound

NEW YORK CITY NITROGEN: LINKING THE EAST RIVER AND LONG ISLAND SOUND

Iconic bridges crisscross the East River as it flows through New York City neighborhoods into Long Island Sound. The East River, a “tidal strait,” plays a critical role in the health of New York City’s economy and environment—and in particular, the health and future of Long Island Sound. Save the Sound’s report, New York City … 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