Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Today's SoundVision Event Moves Indoors at Indian Harbor Yacht Club

Because of the rain, today's SoundVision press event will be indoors at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich. The sail on the Schooner SoundWaters has been cancelled again (which makes them only 1 for 6, I think). Nevertheless today's event promises to be worthwhile. A "major announcement" is planned and a good list of big names will be there.

10:55 a.m. update: It turns out that we'll sail this afternoon if the captain, Justin Cathcart, thinks it's OK to do so.

Here's Save the Sound's media advisory:

NEW HAVEN, CT — Today, the Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee and Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP), and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS-DEC) will make a major announcement regarding the next steps for the restoration and preservation of Long Island Sound. LISS and Save the Sound will be joined by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding, EPA Region 2 Deputy Administrator George Pavlou, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty, and Connecticut State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) for the announcement.

Today’s event will conclude the month-long SoundVision schooner tour that has highlighted a citizens’ vision for Long Island Sound with four major components: protecting clean water to achieve a healthy Sound; creating safe and thriving places for all Sound creatures; building Long Island Sound communities that work; and investing in an economically vibrant Long Island Sound. The SoundVision Action Plan was crafted and unanimously adopted by the 37 members of the CAC, representing business, municipal, environmental, civic and academic organizations from around the Long Island Sound region.

The underlying SoundVision planning process was supported with funding from the Long Island Sound Study, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sun Hill Foundation. This summer’s schooner tour is made possible by support from the New York Community Trust.

Congressman Jim Himes
Administrator Curt Spalding, EPA Region 1
Deputy Administrator George Pavlou, EPA Region 2
Commissioner Dan Esty, CTDEEP
State Senator L. Scott Frantz
Mark Tedesco, Long Island Sound Study
Curt Johnson, CFE and Connecticut CAC co-chair
Nancy Seligson, Town of Mamaroneck and New York CAC co-chair
Denise Savageau, Greenwich Conservation Commission

WHERE: Indian Harbor Yacht Club
710 Steamboat Road

Greenwich, CT


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