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$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

Survey Finds that Eelgrass in LIS is Increasing

December 12, 2013 — Eelgrass, an underwater plant that forms meadows that are ecologically important for fish and shellfish, increased by 4.5 percent in Long Island Sound, from 2009 to 2012. Continue Reading

LISS Announces Publication of New Science Book Synthesizing Decades of Long Island Sound Research

Urban Sea book

December 9, 2013 — A new book provides the most comprehensive review and synthesis of scientific research of the Long Island Sound in 35 years. Continue Reading

CTDEEP Acquires 155 Acres of Open Space in Towns of Clinton and Westbrook

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October 29, 2013 — Purchase, with funding assistance from the Long Island Sound Study, helps to conserve an ecologically important area. Continue Reading

$1.29 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

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October 24, 2013 — The grants are part of the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, a program started by the Long Island Sound Study and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Continue Reading

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