Connecticut Audbon Society

generic banner

Act now to help preserve Plum Island

The waters around Plum Island provide a rich habitat in winter for Long-tailed Ducks. Photo by Patrick Comins.

July 28, 2022 — Connecticut Audubon’s network of advocates has a chance to help preserve Plum Island for the benefit of the public and the region’s wildlife.

You probably remember that Plum Island is at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. The U.S. government’s animal disease center is there, but not for long — the center is moving to Kansas.

Which means Plum Island is ripe for conservation.

Please write today to President Joe Biden and urge him to declare Plum Island a national monument for conservation and historic preservation. 

Click here to send your email. We’ve prepared a version for you but please feel free to modify it so it’s in your own words.

The U.S. already owns the island. The Plum Island Protection Act guaranteed that it would not be sold to the highest bidder. Declaring it a national monument would put it under the stewardship of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The department’s mission, tools, and organization make it ideal for protecting the island.

80% or more of Plum Island’s 822 acres have been virtually untouched for decades. It is a rare, near-pristine coastal ecosystem that is essential to the Sound and therefore to Connecticut.

Connecticut Audubon has been a member of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition for more than a decade. We are working with our colleagues in the Coalition to make the most of this opportunity. 

An email today from you will help convince the President to act.






Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram