Nearly $1 Million for Projects to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound

Funding for Habitat Restoration, Sound Stewardship & More Fish Among Initiatives

Mystic, CT, Oct. 29, 2007—Gathering together in Mystic, Conn., one of Long Island Sound’s most environmentally significant coastal areas, top federal and state environmental officials announced 24 grants to local governments and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The $917,650 will be leveraged by $1.68 million raised by the recipients themselves towards the projects, providing a total of nearly $2.8 million towards on-the-ground conservation in Connecticut and New York.

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