• 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.

    Learn More

    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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The video about Long Island Sound Bay Men is a 2015 Real Food Media Contest Finalist.
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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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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

02.09.15

Long Island Sound Futures Fund Technical Assistance Workshop - The Long Island Sound Futures Fund will be holding a technical assistance workshop on February 24, 2015 in Mamaroneck, NY. 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

Grantees and sate and local officials surround a ceremonial check at the Port Jefferson Village Center. Holding the check are: Carole DiPaolo of the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor, Lynn Dwyer of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Joan Leary Matthews, Director, Clean Water Division, of the USEPA Region 2.

11.18.14

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound - Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups. Continue Reading

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Futures Fund Grant New Haven Workshop -

When: March 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: United Way Wells Fargo Community Room, 370 James Street, New Haven, CT 06513, USA

The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) makes grants totaling $1 million+ annually to protect and restore the Long Island Sound and its watershed. The LISFF supports projects that involve communities in improving the Long[...]

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Futures Fund Grant Norwalk Workshop -

When: March 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: The Maritime Aquarium , 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, USA

The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) makes grants totaling $1 million+ annually to protect and restore the Long Island Sound and its watershed. The LISFF supports projects that involve communities in improving the Long[...]

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Long Island Sound Citizens Summit -

When: April 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Harbor Club, Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Register here for the Long Island Sound Citizens Summit.

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Management Committee Spring Meeting -

When: April 16, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Beacon Hall 214 A/B, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA

 

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26th Annual Nonpoint Source Workshop -

When: April 28, 2015 – April 29, 2015 all-day
Where: Harakeet Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032, USA

Save the Date & Call for Abstracts!  The 26th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 28-29, 2015 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport,[...]

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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

Print

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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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

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