• 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 Sounds 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

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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.
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Photo of the Month

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Joseph Sanchez's first canoe trip at the restored Shoelace Park in the South Bronx.
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Make a Difference

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

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04.21.15

NY Sea Grant Seeks Teachers to Become Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers - NY Sea Grant seeks teachers to become Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers for the October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016 time period. Continue Reading

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04.01.15

Ted Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Citizens Summit - The newly elected state senator will be the keynote speaker at the 24th annual conference. Continue Reading

04.01.15

Sea Grant Programs and US EPA Long Island Sound Study Award $843,424 for Long Island Sound Research - The researchers will examine nutrient cycling and the impacts of nitrogen pollution on water quality in Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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03.19.15

2015 Futures Fund Grant Program Announced - NFWF has announced that the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. Continue Reading

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03.04.15

Long Island Sound Citizens Summit - This year's conference on April 10 focuses on nitrogen pollution, and its impact on water quality and the economy. Continue Reading

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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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02.25.15

Long Island Sound Futures Fund Technical Grant Workshops - The Long Island Sound Futures Fund will be holding technical assistance workshops CT and NY, and a webinar in March. 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

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Trails Day Event at Sunken Meadow State Park -

When: June 6, 2015 all-day
Where: Sunken Meadow State Park, New York 25A & Sunken Meadow Road, Fort Salonga, NY 11768, USA

Nature Walk. Information coming soon.

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Trails Day Event at Alley Pond -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Alley Pond Park House, Winchester Boulevard, Queens, NY, USA

Please register. A challenging all-day walk that will ‘Walk the Watershed’ from Union Turnpike to Fort Totten Walkers may join us for the entire walk (9 AM to 4 PM) or may join and exit[...]

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Trails Day Event at Edith G. Read Nature Conservancy -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Edith G. Read Nature Conservancy, Edith G Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary *, Rye, NY 10580, USA

SANCTUARY VOLUNTEER WORKDAY – Join the Read Sanctuary Volunteer Corps as it works to improve the sanctuary. Help remove invasive plants, do trail maintenance, pick up trash from the beach, and clear debris from the[...]

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Trails Day Event at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Where: Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743, USA

Join the Caumsett Foundation to learn about the grassland restoration project and the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly while participating in an invasive weed pull in the restoration area. Bring garden gloves and wear a long-sleeved shirt[...]

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Trails Day Event at Old Black Point Beach -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Old Black Point Beach, Old Black Point Road, Niantic, CT 06357, USA

Join land steward David Gumbart of The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Chapter on an approximately 1-mile guided hike of Old Black Point Beach and adjacent Pattagansett Marsh. The beach and marsh are part of 33 Long[...]

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Trails Day Event at Griswold Point -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: meet at I-95, exit 70 park and ride

Please RSVP   A unique opportunity to access Griswold Point, a dynamic sand spit at the mouth of the Connecticut River, part of the world class Connecticut River estuary and a Long Island Sound Stewardship[...]

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Trails Day Event at Sheffield Island/Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge -

When: June 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Sheffield Island

Registration is required. Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Norwalk Seaport Association for a volunteer day to clean and rehabilitate the Sheffield Island nature trail. Volunteers will take a FREE ferry ride[...]

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Trails Day Event at Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve -

When: June 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Bluff Point State Park, Bluff Point State Park, Depot Road, Groton, CT 06340, USA

Pre-registration is appreciated Join Connecticut Sea Grant Extension Educator Tessa Getchis to explore the shellfish resources of the Poquonock River at Bluff Point State Park. We will learn about the lifecycle of native shellfish, the[...]

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Trails Day Event at West Meadow Beach -

When: June 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: West Meadow Beach, Trustees Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, USA

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Test your observation skills and see how many natural objects you can find on the list, then with each item found uncover interesting facts related to the item. This free event is[...]

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Trails Day Event at Oyster Bay -

When: June 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The WaterFront Center, 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, USA

Join The WaterFront Center for Bay Day. There will be a touch tank, FREE Christeen sails, and FREE Sonar Sails. There will be face painting, pirates, and other fun craft activities. Sails on the Christeen and[...]

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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

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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

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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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