Preserve Plum Island - Fighting to preserve 843 acres of wildlife habitat from development

Upcoming Events


Check below for some opportunities near you to learn more about Plum Island, watch the documentary starring Sam Waterston, and be transported to the island for a magnificent virtual tour. Bring a friend!

Save the Sound's Plum Island Plunge for Piping Plover

Saturday, March 11

Location: Old Saybrook Town Beach

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations

Join us for a presentation by Chris Cryder and learn how you can help preserve this incredible public resource.

  • See a 10-minute film produced for PBS, “Conservation on a Precious Island,” starring Sam Waterston
  • Get a virtual tour of Plum Island and hear the latest efforts to protect it

Home to the nation’s foreign animal disease center, as well as several endangered species and unique habitats, Plum Island is to be sold by the federal government to the highest bidder. Many organizations would rather see the amazing island conserved and are fighting to save it.

Sunday, March 12

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme - 2 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme

Tuesday, March 21

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: StoneRidge Retirement Community - 186 Jerry Browne Rd., Mystic

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Sunday, March 26

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Customs House - 150 Bank St., New London

Host: New London Maritime Society


February through March

Location: The Customs House - 150 Bank St., New London

John Sargent will have his Plum Island art through the end of March.


Campaign to Preserve Plum Island – An Island Like No Other

Come see the new 10-minute documentary film "Conservation on a Precious Island," featuring Academy Award-nominee Sam Waterston, followed by a "virtual tour" of Plum Island, and learn the latest news on the Preserve Plum Island Coalition campaign. Learn how you can join the fight to protect Plum Island from commercial development.

Monday, March 6

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Quogue Wildlife Refuge - 3 Old Country Road, Quogue

Host: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Friday, March 31

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Jamesport Meeting House – 1590 Main Road, Jamesport

Host: North Fork Environmental Council

Plum Island: Biological Linchpin of an Archipelago

Presented by Louise Harrison of Save the Sound at the Long Island Natural History Conference

Saturday, March 25

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Time: To be announced (registrants: see agenda)

Location: Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton

Host: Long Island Nature Organization

Preserve Plum Island Coalition - PO Box 735 - Huntington, NY 11743 -