• An Estuary of
    National Significance

    Improving Long Island Sound’s water quality helps
    sustain one of the region’s most beautiful resources.

    Learn More

    Eelgrass off Fishers Island, courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
  • Maintaining
    Healthy Habitats

    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.

    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.
View Atlas »

Reducing Nitrogen

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EPA is proposing to aggressively reduce nitrogen, a nutrient that in excess leads to poor water quality.
View Strategy »

Photo of the Month

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A common shiner in the stretch of a newly restored steam formerly occupied by Ed Bills Pond in Lyme, CT.
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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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05.23.16

Volunteer for the Sound May Newsletter - Read the May 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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05.12.16

Sound Bytes Spring 2016 - Read the Spring 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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04.14.16

Volunteer for the Sound April Newsletter - Read the April 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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04.06.16

Year in Review 2015 Issue - The spring 2016 issue of Sound Update focuses on Long Island Sound Study's Year in Review of 2015. Continue Reading

04.04.16

EPA Proposed Nitrogen Strategy - EPA will be holding public meetings on April 13 and April 15 to present details on its proposed Long Island Sound Nitrogen Strategy. Continue Reading

03.31.16

Long Island Sound Study Science Research RFP Released - The Connecticut and New York Sea Grant Programs announce the Long Island Sound Study extra-mural research program. Continue Reading

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03.31.16

New Study Documents Wetland Loss along Long Island Sound - Nearly a third of the wetlands along Long Island Sound have disappeared since the 1880s, representing a serious loss of this vital resource for coastal communities and for fish and wildlife. Continue Reading

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03.30.16

Volunteer for the Sound March Newsletter - Read the March 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

Science and Technical Advisory Committee (2nd Quarter) -

When: June 17, 2016 @ 9:15 am – 2:15 pm
Where: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790, USA

Agenda

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Citizens Advisory Committee (2nd Quarter) -

When: June 23, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA

The meeting will be held in Beacon Hall Events Center (Room 214 AB). Click here for directions. June 23 CAC Agenda

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Management Committee (3rd Quarter) -

When: July 21, 2016 all-day
Where: tbd

 

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05.23.16

Volunteer for the Sound May Newsletter - Read the May 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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05.12.16

Sound Bytes Spring 2016 - Read the Spring 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

volunteer-newsletter

04.14.16

Volunteer for the Sound April Newsletter - Read the April 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

sound-update

04.06.16

Year in Review 2015 Issue - The spring 2016 issue of Sound Update focuses on Long Island Sound Study's Year in Review of 2015. Continue Reading

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03.30.16

Volunteer for the Sound March Newsletter - Read the March 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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02.23.16

Sound Bytes Winter 2016 - Read the Winter 2016 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2016 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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01.29.16

Volunteer for the Sound January Newsletter - Read the January 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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12.21.15

Citizen Science Issue - The winter 2015-2016 issue of Sound Update focuses on citizen science projects around Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

About the StudyAbout the Study

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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