Improve water quality by reducing contaminant and nutrient loads
from the land and the waters impacting Long Island Sound.
Photo: The Lieutenant River where it empties into the mouth of the Connecticut River. Credit: Jerry Monkman/Ecophotography
Restore and protect the Sound’s ecological
balance in a healthy, productive, and
resilient state to benefit both people
and the natural environment.
Photo: An American oystercatcher with her young at Crane Island in Mamaroneck Harbor. Credit: Nadia Valla
Support vibrant, informed, and engaged
communities that use, appreciate, and
help protect Long Island Sound.
Photo: Volunteer project at Sheffield Island, part of the Norwalk Islands. Credit: Robert Burg
Manage Long Island Sound using sound science
and cross-jurisdictional governance that is inclusive,
adaptive, innovative, and accountable.
Photo: Students from the laboratory of UMass/Dartmouth Prof. Mark Altabet deploy a rosette sampler in the Western Sound. Credit: Mark Altabet
Explore the 33 Stewardship Areas along the coast of Long Island Sound.
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EPA is proposing to aggressively reduce nitrogen, a nutrient that in excess leads to poor water quality.
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Latest issue of Wrack Lines celebrates Connecticut Sea Grant's 30th anniversary.
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View health status and trends for LISS ecosystem targets and supporting indicators.
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Learn more about the grant program helping to restore and protect Long Island Sound, including restoring wetlands at Stratford Point. See Long Island Sound Futures Fund.
Over $1.5 Million Funds Four Long Island Sound Research Projects - 2019 LISS Research Grants- Over $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects. Continue Reading
$2.57 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound - Top federal and state environmental officials announced 36 grants totaling $2.57 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Continue Reading
Due to the partial federal government shutdown, this meeting has been postponed. Check this web page for when it will…Continue Reading
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