Helping Horseshoe Crabs

In response to ever-increasing pressures on our local horseshoe crab populations, we have established a long-term partnership with Charles River Laboratory to provide multiple opportunities to engage in horseshoe crab conservation. In 2018 we expanded our crab monitoring and tagging efforts to include the collection of horseshoe crab eggs to be reared in the aquaculture […]

Network Member Spotlight: Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH)

Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH)The mission of CUSH, Inc. is to clean up and protect Fishers Island Sound and its coves, inlets, bays, rivers, and harbors. Their mission is pursued through sustained water quality monitoring and by promoting environmental stewardship through public education. They offer volunteer opportunities to join their efforts in coastal cleanups, water quality testing, organic […]

Little things add up in L.I. Sound

“Save the River-Save the Hills” whole-heartedly endorses the ideas that Peter Harris offered in his letter to the editor, “A better way to achieve a healthy lawn,” (March 24). Everyone lives in a watershed and everything you do to your lawn, house or car may have an impact to the water quality of the stormwater […]

A better way to achieve a healthy lawn

For many homeowners, having a thick, dark green, weed-free lawn is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, this goal can come with consequences to our rivers and lakes, estuaries, and Long Island Sound. The fertilizers and pesticides used to obtain these green lawns eventually make their way into these water bodies and can negatively impact both water […]

The role oysters play in the health of Long Island Sound

December 3, 2021 – More than $100 million in federal infrastructure funds will go towards protecting and preserving Long Island Sound. Hear from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey about spending plans, Save the Sound’s priorities, and why oysters are so unique. Plus, Norm Bloom of Copps Island Oysters explains why conservation is his business; and Tessa Getchis […]

ROTARY CLUB OF MYSTIC ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 FALL GRANT CYCLE

The Rotary Club of Mystic has announced the nine area 501(c)3 organizations awarded grants from their 2021 Fall Grant Cycle. Each year the Rotary Club of Mystic conducts two grant cycles (spring and fall) for which area 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply.  This fall cycle awarded a total of $8,800. All funds earned through the Rotary […]

Save the Sound receives funds for Ledyard fishway design

December 08. 2020 Ledyard — The design stage for a new migratory fishway on Whitford Brook will begin early next year, thanks to an award from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.The $172,000 grant was awarded to Save the Sound for the project, along with additional funds for the Hutchinson River watershed in New York. […]

Grading the bays

The New London Day 10/12/2020 Save the Sound, a nonprofit that in various forms has made waves about the health of Long Island Sound waters for decades, recently issued its 2020 report card on the state of the Sound. This time, however, in addition to reporting on the main body of the Sound, the study includes results of water […]

Long Island Sound Report Card: region’s bays range from A to D-

By Kimberly DrelichThe New London Day 10/10/2020 The eastern basin of Long Island Sound ranks high for water quality, as it benefits from lower population density in the region and natural tidal flushing from the ocean, according to the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card released this past week by Save the Sound. The eastern basin earned […]

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019 Nutrient contributions of the Westerly and Pawcatuck wastewater treatment plants to Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River are quantified to understand their role in the proliferation of theinvasive macroalgae Cladophora. Collaborating with the organization Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH), the work will be used to provide robustmanagement […]