Long Island Sound Study Water Quality

An Estuary of National Significance

Improving Long Island Sound's water quality helps sustain one of the region's most beautiful resources. Learn more about water quality

Long Island Sound Study Habitat Quality

Restoring the Sound’s Tidal Wetlands

Tidal wetlands are one of 12 habitats being restored through the LISS Habitat Restoration Initiative. Learn more about habitats

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Managing 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 about watersheds

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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 about the LISS

Volunteers

Volunteer for the Sound

From beach cleanups to monitoring tagged horsehoe crabs, you can volunteer to help restore and protect the Sound.

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Photo of the Month

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Gammy Moses of Solar Youth uses music to teach about nature on land and in the Sound.

About the Study

About the Study

The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) is a cooperative effort involving researchers, regulators, user groups and other concerned organizations and individuals. These people are working together to protect and improve the health of the Sound. Learn more

Sound Health

Sound Health Update

Our report on the health of Long Island Sound, from water quality to fish populations, with special features on climate change, audio reports on projects to improve the Sound, and what you can do to protect the Sound.

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News Room

Comprehensive Conservation & Management PlanUpdating Long Island Sound Study’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) will help in efforts to restore and protect the Sound. Click the CCMP Update link learn more, and to visit our social media sites so you can comment on the plan.
Mark Tedesco, EPA Long Island Sound Office director, discusses the CCMP with Drew Carey, a consultant. Event was at Southern Connecticut State University on Sept. 17, 2014

09.30.14

CCMP Plans for Climate Change Impacts — Mark Tedesco, the EPA Long Island Sound Office director, is interviewed on how the CCMP is planning for the impacts of Climate Change. Continue Reading

CCMP Update Summary

09.08.14

Draft CCMP Update — The Long Island Sound Study is seeking public comments on the draft Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Continue Reading

CCMP Update Draft

09.08.14

Partnership Releases New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound — The draft Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Update reflects the changing needs of communities, incorporates scientific and technological advances, and addresses new environmental challenges. Continue Reading

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08.14.14

Public Meetings — Your chance to comment on the CCMP and future plans to restore Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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04.22.14

— Tweet along with us, or follow the conversation, at the Long Island Sound Citizens Summit. #LISsummit2014 / @SavetheSound Continue Reading

A replica of the Onrust, a Dutch ship that explored the Sound in 1614, sailing the Hudson River in 2009. Photo by Katy Silberger.

03.18.14

Citizens Summit Explores Past and Future — The 23rd annual Citizens Summit on April 25 will provide a forum for citizens to give their views on the restoration plans of Long Island Sound. It will also be an opportunity celebrate the 400th anniversary of Adriaen Block's exploration of the Sound. Continue Reading

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01.13.14

20-Year Anniversary of the CCMP Issue — The winter 2013-2014 issue of Sound Update focuses on the 20-year anniversary of LISS's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Continue Reading

10.15.13

CCMP Framework Posted — Comments about the framework (draft Goals, Outcomes, Objectives, and Strategies) are welcomed. Continue Reading

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09.30.14

Making a Difference Issue — The fall 2014 issue of Sound Update focuses on individuals that share a common goal of giving back to their communities and making a difference to protect and restore the Sound. Continue Reading

Mark Tedesco, EPA Long Island Sound Office director, discusses the CCMP with Drew Carey, a consultant. Event was at Southern Connecticut State University on Sept. 17, 2014

09.30.14

CCMP Plans for Climate Change Impacts — Mark Tedesco, the EPA Long Island Sound Office director, is interviewed on how the CCMP is planning for the impacts of Climate Change. Continue Reading

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09.23.14

Toast the Coast 2014 — The Long Island Sound Study is asking residents of Long Island Sound to join in a nationwide “Toast the Coast” during National Estuaries Week, on September 20-27, 2014. Continue Reading

CCMP Update Summary

09.08.14

Draft CCMP Update — The Long Island Sound Study is seeking public comments on the draft Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Continue Reading

CCMP Update Draft

09.08.14

Partnership Releases New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound — The draft Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Update reflects the changing needs of communities, incorporates scientific and technological advances, and addresses new environmental challenges. Continue Reading

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09.03.14

Climate Change and the Long Island Sound Estuary — The Long Island Sound Study, New York Sea Grant, and the New York State Marine Educators Association are offering a professional development workshop for middle school teachers entitled “Climate Change and the Long Island Sound Estuary.” Continue Reading

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09.02.14

Environmental Beat — Gammy Moses of Solar Youth uses music to teach about nature on land and in the Sound. Continue Reading

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08.19.14

Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Workshops — Connecticut Sea Grant, New York Sea Grant, and the Long Island Sound Study invite formal and informal educators to attend the Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Workshops this September. Continue Reading

Sound Bytes

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July 2014

Sound Bytes Summer 2014 — Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Continue Reading

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Making a Difference Issue — The fall 2014 issue of Sound Update focuses on individuals that share a common goal of giving back to their communities and making a difference to protect and restore the Sound. Continue Reading

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