• An Estuary of
    National Significance

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

    Learn More

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

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

    Learn More

    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

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Explore the 33 Stewardship Areas along the coast of  Long Island Sound.
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The Data

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LISS’s environmental indicators track measures that show the health of Long Island Sound.
View Data »

Photo of the Month

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The Barn at Caumsett State Park, a Long Island Sound Stewardship Area.
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Make a Difference

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You can volunteer to help restore and protect the Sound.
Learn more »

News Room

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02.26.15

Sound Bytes Winter 2015 - Read the Winter 2015 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2015 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

02.25.15

Long Island Sound Futures Fund Technical Assistance Workshop - The Long Island Sound Futures Fund will be holding a technical assistance workshop on March 17, 2015 in Huntington, NY. Continue Reading

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02.13.15

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

02.09.15

Long Island Sound Futures Fund Technical Assistance Workshop - The Long Island Sound Futures Fund will be holding a technical assistance workshop on February 24, 2015 in Mamaroneck, NY. Continue Reading

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12.22.14

Sound Bytes Winter 2014 - Read the Winter 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2014 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

Grantees and sate and local officials surround a ceremonial check at the Port Jefferson Village Center. Holding the check are: Carole DiPaolo of the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor, Lynn Dwyer of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Joan Leary Matthews, Director, Clean Water Division, of the USEPA Region 2.

11.18.14

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound - Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups. Continue Reading

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11.17.14

Follow the CCMP Update - Turn to the CCMP Update page to read a copy of the draft plan for the restoration and protection of Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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11.06.14

Sound Bytes Fall 2014 - Read the Fall 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2014 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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Alewife Monitoring Workshop at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum -

When: March 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. All are welcome to attend and participate in this citizen science project. No experience required. Contact Victoria O’Neill at victoria.oneill@dec.ny.gov to RSVP[...]

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Alewife Monitoring Workshop at the Science Museum of Long Island -

When: March 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. All are welcome to attend and participate in this citizen science project. No experience required. Contact Victoria O’Neill at victoria.oneill@dec.ny.gov to RSVP[...]

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Alewife Monitoring Workshop at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County -

When: March 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901

Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. All are welcome to attend and participate in this citizen science project. No experience required. Contact Julie Nace at julie.nace@dec.ny.gov to RSVP and[...]

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Alewife Monitoring Workshop at Scully Mansion -

When: March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY 11751

Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. All are welcome to attend and participate in this citizen science project. No experience required. Contact Enrico Nardone at egnardone@seatuck.com to[...]

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Citizens Advisory Committee -

When: March 12, 2015 @ 9:45 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Morrison and Foerster, 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

March Agenda

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LISFF Grants Program Technical Assistance Workshop (Huntington) -

When: March 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY

The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) makes grants totaling close to $1 million every year to protect and restore the Long Island Sound and its watershed. The LISFF supports projects that involve communities in improving[...]

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Long Island Sound Citizens Summit – Save the Date -

When: April 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Harbor Club, Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Check back for conference agenda and registration information.

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Management Committee Spring Meeting -

When: April 16, 2015 all-day

 

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26th Annual Nonpoint Source Workshop -

When: April 28, 2015 – April 29, 2015 all-day
Where: Harakeet Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032, USA

Save the Date & Call for Abstracts!  The 26th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 28-29, 2015 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport,[...]

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02.26.15

Sound Bytes Winter 2015 - Read the Winter 2015 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2015 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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12.22.14

Sound Bytes Winter 2014 - Read the Winter 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2014 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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11.06.14

Sound Bytes Fall 2014 - Read the Fall 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2014 issue as a PDF here. 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

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07.29.14

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

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04.11.14

Sound Bytes Spring 2014 - Read the Spring 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Continue Reading

Print

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

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12.12.13

Sound Bytes Winter 2013 – 2014 - Read the Winter 2013 – 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Continue Reading

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