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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"Illustration of the Month" highlights new social media campaign on protecting oceans and coastal waters from plastic trash.
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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.
Clean-up starts campaign to break single-use plastic habit - LISS launches #DontTrashLISound social media campaign. Continue Reading
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
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