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Summer #DontTrashLISound Social Media Campaign Starts Aug. 3

August 3, 2020 — The summer campaign highlighting the problem of marine plastic debris is in its fourth year. Read More

Sound Bytes Spring 2020

July 13, 2020 — Read the Spring 2020 issue¬†of¬†Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2020 issue as a PDF here. Read More

LIS Coastal Bioblitz

June 15, 2020 — The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) and the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) are partnering to host the first-ever Long Island Sound (LIS) Coastal Bioblitz, a two-week, semi-virtual event that encourages participants anywhere within Queens and the North Shore of Long Island to head outside to coastal habitats and help find and identify species using the citizen science app iNaturalist. Read More

First Alewife Spotted on the Hutchinson River Since the 19th Century

May 21, 2020 — For the first time since the 19th century, an alewife was recorded this spring in the Hutchinson River in southern… Read More

New Estuaries Grant Program Seeks Applications

May 8, 2020 — A new grant program addressing issues threatening the well-being of estuaries is now seeking proposals for grants ranging between $75,000 and $250,000. Read More

Staff Working Remote; Workshops Postponed

April 30, 2020 — LISS staff are continuing to work on projects, but in remote locations. Workshops have been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

NFWF Announces Requests for Proposals for 2020 Futures Fund

March 23, 2020 — The National Fish and Wildlife Found has announced the release of the updated and enhanced 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant program. Read More

Long Island Sound Study Launches Next Generation of Its Website

March 23, 2020 — The Long Island Sound Study has launched a new website design that will make it easier to communicate the efforts of the federal, state, and local partners to protect and restore the Long Island Sound, an estuary of national significance. Read More

Seaweed Farming in Connecticut and New York Takes Off

February 24, 2020 — Growing sugar kelp is being tested in three pilot projects to find out if seaweed can be cultivated in Long Island Sound and other regional waters to improve water quality. Read More

Save the Sound and NYS Parks Complete Transformational Project at Sunken Meadow State Park

February 24, 2020 — Save the Sound and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS Parks) have completed the final phase of improvements designed to restore and protect 135 acres of salt marsh in Sunken Meadow State Park. Read More

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