Summer 1997: Alternative Methods for Dredge Sediment Disposal

Thanks to all who took the time to provide input on the proposed Habitat Restoration Strategy! Nearly 350 people took advantage of the opportunity to attend one of the nine public meetings held around the Sound during May, or submitted written comments.

The reaction to the proposed Habitat Restoration Initiative has been very positive, with the overwhelming majority of people agreeing that habitat restoration should remain a priority for Long Island Sound. All comments are currently being compiled for review and discussion by the Habitat Restoration Team. The Team plans to meet during August to revise the draft based on public comments, and expect to forward a final plan to the Management and Policy Committees for approval by the end of the year. Though the ink is barely dry on the draft plan, this effort has already met with success! Nine of the projects identified in the Habitat Restoration Strategy have been approved for funding. Turn to page 6 for details.

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