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New Study Documents Wetland Loss along Long Island Sound


March 31, 2016 — 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

$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

EPA and Partners Release New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound


October 22, 2015 — The Long Island Sound Study has released a new Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound, setting 20 ambitious targets to be achieved by 2035. Continue Reading

Sea Grant Programs and US EPA Long Island Sound Study Award $843,424 for Long Island Sound Research

April 1, 2015 — The researchers will examine nutrient cycling and the impacts of nitrogen pollution on water quality in Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

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.

November 18, 2014 — Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups. Continue Reading

Water Quality Improves in Long Island Sound

CTDEEP research assistants aboard the research vessel John Dempsey deploy a rosette sampler to collect water quality samples.Photo by Lloyd Langevin

October 9, 2014 — For the second summer in a row, concentrations of dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound are higher than the long-term average. Continue Reading

Partnership Releases New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound

CCMP Update Draft

September 8, 2014 — The draft Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Update reflects the changing needs of communities, incorporates scientific and technological advances, and addresses new environmental challenges. Continue Reading

Volunteer Stewardship Days this July


June 19, 2014 — Help restore and protect the Sound this summer by attending one or all of our upcoming volunteer Stewardship Days. Continue Reading

Alewife Monitoring Training Sessions in Long Island this March

Photo credit: NOAA

February 18, 2014 — Upcoming Alewife Monitoring Training Sessions will teach volunteers how to conduct alewife monitoring in Long Island. Continue Reading

NY Sea Grant Seeks Teachers to Become Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers

Educators conduct hands-on activities that they can use with their students during field trips to the beach. They are at a 2012 “Teach at the Beach” Mentor Teachers Workshop  in Wading River (Photo by Larissa Graham)

February 14, 2014 — NY Sea Grant is accepting applications for mentor teachers for this year’s Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher program in New York. Applications are due on March 3, 2014. Continue Reading

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