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Nitrogen Strategy

February 8, 2016 — EPA is proposing a strategy  to aggressively continue progress on nitrogen reductions, in parallel with the States’ continued implementation of the 2000 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and achieve water quality standards throughout Long Island Sound and its embayments and near shore coastal waters. The strategy recognizes that more work must be done to reduce […] Continue Reading

2015 Work Plan

June 4, 2015 — LISS's new work plan for the upcoming fiscal year is now available. Continue Reading

Low Cost Retrofits for Nitrogen Removal

May 14, 2015 — Low Cost Retrofits for Nitrogen Removal at Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in the Upper Long Island Sound (LIS) Watershed study is the final report for a study that was designed to assess the feasibility and cost-efficiency of installing low-cost biological nitrogen removal retrofits at select WWTPs in the upper LIS watershed (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and […] Continue Reading

A Monitoring Plan for Long Island Sound

March 6, 2015 — The monitoring plan was prepared in 1994 by the COAST Institute Marine Science Research Center for Tetratech, Inc. It was submitted to the EPA on behalf of the Long Island Sound Study. Because of the large file size of the full document in pdf format,,  the report is divided into pdf documents by chapter headings. […] Continue Reading

2014 Work Plan

June 5, 2014 — Each year the Long Island Sound Study develops a Work Plan that outlines the work being done with EPA funds to help achieve the goals of the Study’s  Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The 2014 Work Plan describes  LISS  activities  planned with 2014 federal funding for Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015. It also highlights  projects […] Continue Reading

Executive Summary of Long Island Sound: Prospects of the Urban Sea

March 21, 2014 — The Executive Summary of Long Island Sound: Prospects of the Urban Sea will provide you with an overview of key findings detailed in the book. Continue Reading

2012 Eelgrass Survey

November 20, 2013 — The US Fish and Wildlife Survey released its 2012 survey of eelgrass in eastern Long Island Sound in November 2013. Continue Reading

2013 Work Plan

October 21, 2013 — The 2013 Work Plan describes LISS activities planned with 2013 federal funding for Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014. Continue Reading

Gardening for a Cause Fact Sheet

May 14, 2013 —   Excessive nutrients and chemicals that result, in part form residential landscaping practices, contribute runoff that is harmful to the nation’s estuaries, including Long Island Sound. Adopting even a few of the suggestions in the Gardening for a Cause fact sheet can help you to main a health lawn and garden, and  protect our coastal waters. Continue Reading

2012 Work Plan

June 7, 2012 — Each year the Long Island Sound Study develops a Work Plan that outlines the work being done with EPA funds to help achieve the goals of the Study’s  Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The 2012 Work Plan describes  LISS  activities  planned with 2012 federal funding for Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013. It also highlights  projects […] Continue Reading

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