Group strives to save Long Island Sound

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The Connecticut-based marine ecology group CFE/Save the Sound reports a productive 2013, noting the projects:

• Partnered with state leaders and fellow conservation groups to get protection for thousands of acres of forest and coastal habitat in Connecticut, and fought alongside both grassroots supporters and U.S. senators to protect Plum Island in New York

• Helped secure $1 billion in Clean Water Funding to help Connecticut towns pay for much-needed sewer upgrades

• Installed a new fishway on the Pequonnock River that lets fish migrate upstream safely

• Launched water quality testing in Mamaroneck that helped get two pollution sites fixed

• Educated more than 400 kids about the ecology of the western Sound

• Cleaned our air by working with lawmakers to improve Connecticut’s energy strategy and defend the renewable energy standard

• Rallied more than 2,400 volunteers to build rain gardens in Southington and clean up eight tons of trash from beaches

Click here to read the group’s full Year in Review blog post.