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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The annual Hunts Point Fish Parade in the South Bronx, which will be held this year on June 16, starts…
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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.
Sea Grants Request Preliminary Proposals for LISS Research Grant Program - Approximately $1,200,000 in funding is expected to be available for one or two year projects. Continue Reading
New TNC Website offers Solutions for Nitrogen Pollution - The website was created with support from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. 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