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Get Involved

View campaign posts in the media center. Contact Save the Sound (CT) | American Littoral Society (NY) to volunteer this September at an International Coastal Cleanup event.

See our posts in the LISS media center

LISS’s Facebook and Twitter channels, and longislandsoundstudy.net will be hosting a social media campaign this summer highlighting the issue of improperly disposed of trash that ends up on beaches, coastal waters, and oceans. #DontTrashLISound will highlight the impact the growing problem of marine debris is having on marine wildlife and water quality, and what people in Long Island Sound are doing to do to prevent it from happening in their local bays, harbors, and beaches. Expect about three posts a week through the early fall, around the time of International Coastal Cleanup day when volunteers from all over the world, including Long Island Sound, conduct beach cleanups in their communities. Protect #LISound. Please, #DontTrashLISound.

Actions

Interested in trying do something about the Trash problem? These groups can help you get involved.  

Learn More

These organizations will help you learn more about the problem:

Did You Know?

Clean Water Act

The law that establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States. The Clean Water Act prohibits unpermitted discharges of any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters and recognizes the critical problems posed by nonpoint source pollution. Section 320 of the Clean Water Act directs EPA to develop plans for attaining or maintaining water quality in estuaries. This includes protection of public water supplies and the protection and propagation of a balanced, indigenous population of shellfish, fish, and wildlife, and allows recreational activities in and on the water.

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