April 25, 2018

Long Island Sound’s New Soundkeeper Arrives

  Save the Sound is pleased to announce that Long Island Sound’s new Soundkeeper is William G. Lucey. In anticipation of its upcoming merger with Soundkeeper, Inc., Save the Sound is putting the new Soundkeeper on the water. Long Island Sound had been without its iconic on-the-water watchdog since Soundkeeper, Inc. co-founder Terry Backer passed […]

East Norwalk Blue Takes Over Pump Out Program

East Norwalk Blue, Inc. (ENB) is taking over the Soundkeeper  Pump Out Program. Officially kicking off on Memorial Day, ENB’s pump out boats will be on the water covering no-discharge areas from Port Chester to City Island, NY and from Darien to Bridgeport, CT. This free mobile pump out service operates from May thru October. Pump out operations in Bridgeport […]

Long Island Sound’s on-the-water watchdog is back! The legacy of Terry Backer lives on.

We are pleased to announce that 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 will continue the critical work of one of the Sound’s greatest defenders and amplify Save […]

Soundkeeper Ends Pumpout Program Completing Over 2,400 Pumpouts

Soundkeeper Pumpout Program completed over 2,400 pumpouts of marine waste tanks for the 2016 boating season, keeping nearly 40,000 gallons of effluent from entering the Sound.  Thank you to all the boaters who used our system to keep the Sound clean of marine-based pollution sources.  Over the near decade that Soundkeeper has been running the […]

Town of Stratford celebrates renaming of the Farm at Stratford

The Town of Stratford renamed the Farm at Stratford Community Garden yesterday in a ceremony that honors the memory of Soundkeeper’s late founder Terry Backer.  The farm is now called the Terry Backer Community Farm of Stratford.  Mayor John Harkins and State Rep. Joe Gresko were in attendence along with over 50 Stratford residents and […]

Wall Street Journal quotes Soundkeeper in Plum Island article

Soundkeeper, Inc.  was recently quoted by the Wall Street Journal in their article on the fate of Plum Island.  Please see link for full article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/opponents-seek-to-stop-government-from-selling-plum-island-1468796413

Soundkeeper’s Pumpout Program Completes 300 Waste Tank Removals

Soundkeeper’s Pumpout Program is running strong, covering the coastal areas from Westport, CT to City Island, NY, and including Bridgeport and Black Rock Harbors.  Our pumpout boats just surpassed the 300 pumpouts mark for the season, and with all the boats currently in full operation we hope to complete well over 2,000 pumpouts for the season. […]

Soundkeeper Pumpout Program starts this Memorial Day weekend

Soundkeeper’s Pumpout Program will officially commence operations on Memorial Day Weekend.  We have been getting the boats water tested these past few weeks so that any kinks will be worked out before the summer boating season gets into full swing.  Two of our pumpout boats are getting repowered with new outboard engines, so reliability will […]

Soundkeeper awarded grant for School Garden Program

Soundkeeper applied and was just awarded a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to be used for the establishment of a school garden program at a school within the Long Island Sound Watershed Area (school yet to be determined).  This project aims at creating the environmental stewards of the future, to teach young students […]

Waterkeeper Alliance’s Winter 2016 Magazine Honors Terry Backer

Click on link above and then click here to access Waterkeeper website for magazine download.