• An Estuary of
    National Significance

    Improving Long Island Sound’s water quality helps
    sustain one of the region’s most beautiful resources.

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    Eelgrass off Fishers Island, courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
  • Maintaining
    Healthy Habitats

    The Sound’s habitats are home to more
    than 1,200 species of invertebrates,
    170 species of fish, and dozens of
    species of migratory birds.

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    A least tern eats a mummichog at Sandy Point in New Haven. Photo by Patrick Comins
  • Protecting Watersheds

    The Long Island Sound Futures Fund helps fund watershed groups to protect
    habitats and improve water quality in tributaries of Long Island Sound.

    Learn More

    An early fall view of the Eightmile River, a tributary of the Connecticut River, in Lyme, CT. Photo by Jack Silky.
  • Conserving
    Natural Areas

    The goals of the Long Island Sound
    Stewardship Initiative are to conserve
    natural areas, increase access to the
    Sound, and plan for multiple uses.

    Learn More

    Hiking at Pleasant Valley Preserve. Photo by Jerry and Marcy Monkman

Stewardship Atlas

stewardship-atlas

Explore the 33 Stewardship Areas along the coast of  Long Island Sound.
View Atlas »

Reducing Nitrogen

nitrogen

EPA is proposing to aggressively reduce nitrogen, a nutrient that in excess leads to poor water quality.
View Strategy »

Photo of the Month

Mamaroneck's Marine Education Center is hosting first Sunday Winter Bird Walks.
View Multimedia Gallery »

Make a Difference

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You can volunteer to help restore and protect the Sound.
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News Room

02.15.17

Volunteer for the Sound February Newsletter - Read the February 2017 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

02.10.17

Long Island Alewife Monitoring Workshops 2017 - Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. Continue Reading

02.07.17

Sound Bytes Winter 2017 - Read the Winter 2017 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2017 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

01.23.17

Scientists Meet with Citizens Advisory Committee - Dr. Christine O'Connell will lead a workshop Jan. 27 on communicating Long Island Sound science at joint meeting of scientists and citizen groups. Continue Reading

11.30.16

Reminder: Nitrogen Reduction Strategy Webinar Set for Dec. 19 - EPA and its contractor, Tetra Tech, are providing an update on progress supporting the Nitrogen Reduction Strategy. Continue Reading

11.14.16

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound - Top federal and state environmental officials from New York and Connecticut announced 25 grants totaling $1.3 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

10.21.16

Sound Bytes Fall 2016 - Read the Fall 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

09.13.16

Volunteer for the Sound September Newsletter - Read the September 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

Alewife Monitoring Training – Cold Spring Harbor -

When: February 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: The Whaling Museum at Cold Spring Harbor, 279 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, USA

Please join us and learn how to monitor alewives for the 2017 spawning survey! Volunteers are needed to watch for spawning alewife. Alewife are a species of river herring native to Long Island. Like salmon,[...]

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Alewife Monitoring Training – Manhasset -

When: March 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA

Please join us and learn how to monitor alewives for the 2017 spawning survey! Volunteers are needed to watch for spawning alewife. Alewife are a species of river herring native to Long Island. Like salmon,[...]

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Citizens Advisory Committee (First Quarter) -

When: March 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Morrison & Foerster Law Firm, 250 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

 

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Management Committee (Second Quarter) -

When: May 11, 2017 all-day
Where: tbd

 

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02.15.17

Volunteer for the Sound February Newsletter - Read the February 2017 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

02.07.17

Sound Bytes Winter 2017 - Read the Winter 2017 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2017 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

10.21.16

Sound Bytes Fall 2016 - Read the Fall 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

09.13.16

Volunteer for the Sound September Newsletter - Read the September 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

08.25.16

Volunteer for the Sound August Newsletter - Read the August 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

08.15.16

Sound Bytes Summer 2016 - Read the Summer 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Summer 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

07.27.16

Volunteer for the Sound July Newsletter - Read the July 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

05.23.16

Volunteer for the Sound May Newsletter - Read the May 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

About the StudyAbout the Study

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