• Clean Waters and
    Healthy Watersheds

    Improve water quality by reducing contaminant and nutrient loads
    from the land and the waters impacting Long Island Sound.

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    The Lieutenant River where it empties into the mouth of the Connecticut River. Credit: Jerry Monkman/Ecophotography
  • Thriving Habitats
    and Abundant Wildlife

    Restore and protect the Sound’s ecological
    balance in a healthy, productive, and
    resilient state to benefit both people
    and the natural environment.

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    An American oystercatcher with her young at Crane Island in Mamaroneck Harbor. Credit: Nadia Valla
  • Sustainable and
    Resilient Communities

    Support vibrant, informed, and engaged
    communities that use, appreciate, and
    help protect Long Island Sound.

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    Volunteer project at Sheffield Island, part of the Norwalk Islands. Credit: Robert Burg
  • Sound Science and
    Inclusive Management

    Manage Long Island Sound using sound science
    and cross-jurisdictional governance that is inclusive,
    adaptive, innovative, and accountable.

    Learn More

    Students from the laboratory of UMass/Dartmouth Prof. Mark Altabet deploy a rosette sampler in the Western Sound. Credit: Mark Altabet

Stewardship Atlas

stewardship-atlas

Explore the 33 Stewardship Areas along the coast of  Long Island Sound.
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Reducing Nitrogen

nitrogen

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

Photo of the Month

"Illustration of the Month" highlights new social media campaign on protecting oceans and coastal waters from plastic trash.
View Multimedia Gallery »

Ecosystem Targets

View health status and trends for LISS ecosystem targets and supporting indicators.
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News Room

08.02.18

Clean-up starts campaign to break single-use plastic habit - LISS launches #DontTrashLISound social media campaign. Continue Reading

05.24.18

Sound Bytes Spring 2018 - Read the Spring 2018 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2018 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

05.15.18

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

04.27.18

New TNC Website offers Solutions for Nitrogen Pollution - The website was created with support from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Continue Reading

03.21.18

March 22 CAC Meeting Rescheduled to April 9 - The meeting, canceled because of the heavy snow storm, will be rescheduled. Continue Reading

03.16.18

Futures Fund RFP Released - Approximately $2 million in grants is expected to be awarded. Continue Reading

03.01.18

March Tour - Gardeners in the Coastal Certificate program take a coastal birding tour on Stratford Point. Continue Reading

02.01.18

Sound Bytes Winter 2018 - Read the Winter 2018 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2018 issue as a PDF here.   Continue Reading

Management Committee 2018 (Third Quarter) -

When: July 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
Where: Beacon Hall, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA

Agenda

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05.24.18

Sound Bytes Spring 2018 - Read the Spring 2018 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2018 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

02.01.18

Sound Bytes Winter 2018 - Read the Winter 2018 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2018 issue as a PDF here.   Continue Reading

12.13.17

Sound Bytes Fall 2017 - Read the Fall 2017 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2017 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

05.16.17

Sound Bytes Spring 2017 - Read the Spring 2017 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2017 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

04.26.17

Year in Review 2016 - The spring 2017 issue of Sound Update focuses on Long Island Sound Study's Year in Review of 2016. Continue Reading

02.15.17

Volunteer for the Sound February Newsletter - Read the February 2017 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

02.07.17

Sound Bytes Winter 2017 - Read the Winter 2017 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2017 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

10.21.16

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

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