If 25 People Donate $12, Then Save the Sound Can Fund 25 Native Plants at a Habitat-Restoration Site

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Volunteers plant native species along unblocked waterways to improve natural beauty & promote growth

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100% of donations go directly to Save the Sound. $1,000 grant provided by Groupon. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Save the Sound - New Haven: If 25 People Donate $12, Then Save the Sound Can Fund 25 Native Plants at a Habitat-Restoration Site

The Issue: Overdevelopment Threatens Natural Wildlife

Long Island Sound is one of the most densely populated areas in the country, with about 10% of the U.S. population living within 50 miles of it. Overdevelopment, along with warmer temperatures, pollution, and invasive species, threaten the natural attractions of this beautiful coastal region.

The Campaign: Volunteers Plant Native Species in Habitats

If this Grassroots campaign raises $300, then Save the Sound can fund 25 plants for a habitat-restoration site. Each additional $12 raised will buy another plant. Save the Sound restores natural habitats by opening dams, adding fishways, replacing tide gates, and reconstructing blocked culverts. Upon completion of the project, volunteers fill the area with native plant species.

To celebrate the launch of Groupon Grassroots, Groupon will provide a $1,000 kickoff grant to this campaign.

Save the Sound

Part of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Save the Sound works to restore and protect the tidal wetlands, coastal grasslands, and island forests of the Long Island Sound. Environmental engineer Gwen MacDonald works with construction crews and project managers to implement her design plans at habitat-restoration sites, and volunteer coordinator Kierran Broatch organizes locals to fill these areas with native plant species. As part of their efforts to restore degraded coastal marsh and river habitats, Save the Sound has opened fish breeding habitats that were blocked for more than a century. It achieved increased public awareness through outreach and education, and now volunteers monitor these areas regularly.

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