On Saturday, March 9, the Committee to Save the Bird Homestead will sponsor a presentation by Tom Andersen, the New York Program and Communications Coordinator for Save the Sound, titled “The Long Island Sound Cleanup: Where Are We, What Is To Be Done.” The program will take place at the historic Meeting House on Milton Road at 3 pm.
Long Island Sound is our region’s most important environmental resource. The Sound also is vital to fishing and other businesses, plus it provides an array of recreational opportunities. But, after a number of years of improved conditions, this past summer the western Sound suffered some of the lowest levels of dissolved oxygen recorded in 25 years. Learn about the probable cause, and why colder temperatures this winter give some reason for optimism. However, Save the Sound cautions that we must remain vigilant to avoid the risk of returning to the disturbing water-quality conditions of several decades ago.
Save the Sound works to protect and preserve Long Island Sound through state and federal legislation, legal advocacy, volunteer work and habitat restoration projects.
Save the Sound uses legal expertise, grassroots advocacy, volunteer work, and habitat restoration, to preserve great coastal and island sites; fight for clean water; restore rivers and marshes; and clean up hundreds of miles of coastline to preserve and protect the Sound now and for future generations.
Andersen is author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound (Yale University Press). He will discuss what is being done to solve the Sound’s water quality problems, followed by questions and a discussion with audience members.
Admission is free of charge. The Meeting House is located at 624 Milton Road. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-967-0099.