October 20, 2017

About Soundkeeper

Soundkeeper is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the biological, physical, and chemical integrity of Long Island Sound and its watershed. Laws established by the Clean Water Act, as well as others, were designed to protect the Sound, and other waters, from pollution. But citizens are responsible for seeing that these laws are enforced. Soundkeeper is the vital link, “the voice and action of concerned citizens,” in making the waters of Long Island Sound fishable and swimmable. By raising awareness and attacking critical issues with the commitment and support of a dedicated citizen network, Soundkeeper is the advocate for the Sound. Our daily work is patrolling, investigating, intervening, and raising public awareness of the Sound’s problems.

This summer, Soundkeeper, Inc. is joining forces with Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound to support a full-time watchdog on the waters of Long Island Sound. Relaunching this advocate position in summer 2017 will continue the critical work of Terry Backer, one of the Sound’s greatest defenders, and build on Save the Sound’s 45-year fight to protect and restore Long Island Sound.