Watersheds and Embayments Work Group


The Watersheds and Embayments Work Group (WEWG) assists the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Management Conference in effectively implementing the nonpoint source mitigation actions in the watershed and to embayments as outlined in the LISS Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. WEWG will consider, promote, and monitor LISS partner projects pertaining to all water quality impairments and eutrophication endpoints with an emphasis on interpretation and application to management of watershed pollution sources. In particular, focus will be given to coastal watersheds and their embayments with various types of nonpoint source contaminants that can adversely impact the waters of those embayments and the open waters of Long Island Sound.

Work Group Members

CT Co-chair

  • Kelly Streich, CT DEEP   

NY Co-chair

  • Mary Arnold,  NYSDEC/NEIWPCC


  • Casey Abel, EPA Region 1
  • Jordan Bishop, NEIWPCC
  • Sarah Crosby, PhD, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • David Dickson, UConn CLEAR
  • Michael Dietz, UConn CLEAR
  • Nancy Ferlow, US Department of Agriculture, CT
  • Holly Drinkuth, The Nature Conservancy
  • Heather Johnson, Friends of the Bay
  • Peter Linderoth, Save the Sound
  • Jonathan Morrison, USGS
  • John Mullaney, USGS
  • Esther Nelson, EPA Region 2
  • Katie O’Brien-Clayton, CT DEEP
  • Leah O’Neill, EPA Region 1
  • Victoria O’Neill, NYSDEC
  • Jimena Perez-Viscasillas, NY Sea Grant
  • Evelyn Powers, Interstate Environmental Commission
  • Amanda Ryan, UConn CLEAR
  • Julia Socrates, NYSDEC
  • Cayla Sullivan, EPA Region 2
  • Nicole Tachiki, EPA Region 2
  • Mark Tedesco, EPA Region 2
  • Jaime Van Dyke, Oyster Bay
  • Susan Van Patten, NYSDEC
  • Jamie Vaudrey, PhD UConn
  • Bessie Wright, EPA Region 1
  • Ken Zegel, Suffolk County

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