Improving Long Island Sound’s water quality helps
sustain one of the region’s most beautiful resources.
Photo: Eelgrass off Fishers Island, courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
The Sound’s habitats are home to more
than 1,200 species of invertebrates,
170 species of fish, and dozens of
species of migratory birds.
Photo: A least tern eats a mummichog at Sandy Point in New Haven. Photo by Patrick Comins
The Long Island Sound Futures Fund helps fund watershed groups to protect
habitats and improve water quality in tributaries of Long Island Sound.
Photo: An early fall view of the Eightmile River, a tributary of the Connecticut River, in Lyme, CT. Photo by Jack Silky.
The goals of the Long Island Sound
Stewardship Initiative are to conserve
natural areas, increase access to the
Sound, and plan for multiple uses.
Photo: Hiking at Pleasant Valley Preserve. Photo by Jerry and Marcy Monkman
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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View a "Story Map" to learn how changes in the landscape have made water bodies more vulnerable to pollution.
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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.
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