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$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound

November 12, 2015 — Federal and state environmental officials announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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Events & Workshops


A Day in the Life of the Nissequogue River 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the "A Day in the Life of the Nissequogue River 2014" event will occur along the Nissequogue River, a Long Island Sound Stewardship Area. Continue Reading

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Spotlight (web articles)

Innovative Ways to Improve Water Quality

Traditional methods to reduce nutrients in the Sound include upgrading sewage¬† treatment plants to eliminate reactive nitrogen in sewage and reducing storm water runoff that carries nutrients from fertilizer and animal waste into storm drains and tributaries. These methods reduce the amount of nutrients entering the Sound from the land. An additional method that is […] Continue Reading

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2015 Work Plan

2015 — LISS's new work plan for the upcoming fiscal year is now available. Continue Reading

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Plan Update

Mark Tedesco, EPA Long Island Sound Office director, discusses the CCMP with Drew Carey, a consultant. Event was at Southern Connecticut State University on Sept. 17, 2014

New Public Input Meetings

2014 — The meetings will be an opportunity to come in person to learn about the Plan before the public comment period ends Nov. 8. Continue Reading

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Fact Sheets

Salt Marsh Response to Sea Level Rise

(click graphic for enlarged view) Salt marshes (also known as tidal marshes or tidal wetlands) are coastal wetlands that are flooded and drained by salt water brought in by the tides. They generally include three ecologically distinct vegetation zones shown here as LOW MARSH, HIGH MARSH and UPPER BORDER . These zones, largely defined¬† by […] Continue Reading

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A Sound Eagle Project

December 2015 — Bennett Hawley's Eagle Scout project raises awareness about practices on land to improve water quality in the Sound. Continue Reading

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Stewardship Success Stories & Videos

Griswold Pt 2015

Trails Day Hike at Griswold Point

The Trails Day hike that was conducted at Griswold Point, located in the Lower Connecticut River Stewardship Area, focused on climate change, glacial geology, native plants, and the plight of the salt marsh sparrow. Continue Reading

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