Public meetings are at the Canoe Brook Center (map) on the fourth Wednesday of the months September through June.

June 27, 2018
The Soundkeeper, Relaunched and Revived
Bill Lucey

The Soundkeeper program was founded in the late 1980s when Terry Backer got in a boat to champion Long Island Sound. Terry patrolled the Sound, deterring pollution; spearheaded solutions to the problems he found; and was a well-known spokesman for the Sound. Before his untimely his death in December 2015, Terry established the model for what the Sound needs.

In 2017 a new Soundkeeper, Bill Lucey, came on board with Connecticut
Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound to pick up where Terry Backer had left off. Immediately upon his arrival in early August 2017, Bill sparked attention to the Sound. During his presentation, The Soundkeeper, Relaunched and Revived,  program, he will discuss some of his accomplishments since his arrival here in Connecticut/New York and what his plans are for this coming season.

This coming spring, summer and fall, he will be undertaking two-week long patrol circuits along the Sound’s entire coast which includes 110 bays and harbors and 600 miles of actual shoreline to test for bacteria and to track down pollution problems.