Staff Working Remote; Workshops Postponed

CT DEEP employee consults a field guide while doing marsh restoration monitoring at Great Island in Old Lyme, CT in 2010.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Long Island Sound Study staff and personnel from organizations that partner with LISS are continuing to work on projects to restore and protect Long Island Sound, but in remote locations. We are adjusting how we work, moving to remote meetings  and expanding use of on-line collaboration tools. Inevitably, some in-person workshops have been postponed as described below.  

  1. A Community-Based Social Marketing Workshop, which had been scheduled for this week in Bridgeport, will be rescheduled for the fall. The workshop involves training resource managers and environmental advocates on how to develop effective environmental behavior change campaigns. It will be led by Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr, an internationally known environmental psychologist who provides training on developing Community-Based Social Marketing campaigns, a method that incorporates scientific knowledge on behavior change into the design and delivery of locally-based outreach campaigns. More information about CBSM is on the Long Island Sound Study website.
  2. The third Long Island Sound Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop, planned for June, will be rescheduled, date to be determined.  In the previous workshops held in 2003 and 2014, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and LISS convened local tidal wetland experts and professionals who helped identify potential causes for why there was a loss of tidal marsh habitats in the Sound and determining priorities for further research, monitoring, and restoration efforts. Information on the previous workshop is available under Work Group Resources in the Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group web page.

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