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April 2017

View a "Story Map" to learn how changes in the landscape have made water bodies more vulnerable to pollution. View Photo

March 2017

Photographer Nadia Valla has an eye for photographing waterbirds along Westchester's Sound Shore. View Photo

February 2017

Mamaroneck's Marine Education Center is hosting first Sunday Winter Bird Walks. View Photo

January 2017

More hybrid boats, such as the Maritime Aquarium's Spirit of the Sound, are being proposed for Norwalk Harbor.. View Photo


December 2016

Icy waters meet up with coastal grasses along the Connecticut River shoreline. View Photo

November 2016

A mid-November snowstorm over the Sound taken in 2004 from a NASA satellite. View Photo

October 2016

New York State Parks Education Staff hold up new Long Island Sound Stewardship signs at Sunken Meadow State Park. View Photo

September 2016

Stonington Borough's coastline is being protected with a newly restored coastal wetland. View Photo


August 2016

For the second year in a row whales were spotted by boaters in Western Long Island Sound. View Photo

July 2016

Volunteers and NY Parks staff planted 2,000 cordgrass shoots in just 3 hours at Sunken Meadow State Park. View Photo

June 2016

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

May 2016

Did you know Long Island Sound has corals? View Photo


April 2016

Majestic Osprey makes a Long Island Sound comeback. View Photo

March 2016

What will this marsh habitat look like in the future, according to sea level rise projections? View Photo

February 2016

LISS's website has a new database that highlights habitat restoration and protection projects, including this grasslands restoration project. View Photo

January 2016

After many years of discussion, the NYSDOT has added “Welcome to the Long Island Sound Watershed” signs to the Long Island Expressway. View Photo


December 2015

Bennett Hawley's Eagle Scout project raises awareness about lawn care practices that can to improve water quality in the Sound. View Photo

November 2015

Youth from Rocking the Boat, a Bronx environmental organization, on board a student-built boat on the Bronx River. View Photo

October 2015

A scramble of common terns taking flight near Wildwood State Park. View Photo

September 2015

September is a great month to volunteer in a cleanup at your local beach. View Photo


August 2015

Enjoying Hammonasset Beach View Photo

July 2015

Middle school students from Stafford Springs, CT explore life in the Sound at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve in Groton. View Photo

June 2015

Jake LaBelle of the Wildlife Conservation Society monitors for glass eels at the base of the 182nd St Dam. View Photo

May 2015

Joseph Sanchez's first canoe trip at the restored Shoelace Park in the South Bronx. View Photo

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