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Over $5.8 Million in BIL Funds Awarded to Port Washington Plant for Sewer System Improvements

April 17, 2024 — On February 15, 2024, Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than $166 million awarded to 187 water quality improvement projects (WQIP)… Read More

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Engagement Sessions to Give Public a Voice in Helping to Revise Plan for Long Island Sound

April 16, 2024 — Long Island Sound Study to Sponsor 9 Public Engagement Sessions in May The Long Island Sound Study is inviting residents of… Read More

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CCMP Brochure: If You Live Work or Play in the Sound, We Want to Hear From You!

March 20, 2024 — The Long Island Sound Study is revising its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, the plan that guides the conservation of… Read More

BIL Funds to Upgrade Sewage Plants in Three Massachusetts Cities within the Long Island Sound Watershed

March 18, 2024 — Through BIL funding, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will provide financial assistance to the municipalities of Chicopee, Gardner, and Pittsfield to help fund improvements to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to reduce nitrogen that flows into Long Island Sound. Read More

Safeguarding Hempstead Harbor: A Story of Collaboration and Environmental Stewardship

March 18, 2024 — Since its inception, the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee has made significant strides in revitalizing Hempstead Harbor, and serves as a model for collaborative environmental stewardship. Read More

Long Island Sound Study Celebrates “Women in Science” for Women’s History Month

March 15, 2024 — In March 1987, Congress established Women’s History Month to honor the contributions of women throughout American history. Contributions from women in the Long Island Sound Study program include water monitoring, research, education, conservation, and restoration efforts throughout the Sound. Read More

Long Island Sound Study Launches New Resilience Resource Hub Website

February 29, 2024 — For Immediate Release: February 28, 2024 Contacts: Judy Benson, CT Sea Grant communications coordinator: [email protected] C. Focazio, NY Sea Grant… Read More

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A Lifelong Steward of the Environment, Lynn Dwyer Says Farewell, Retiring After 20 Years Directing the Long Island Sound Futures Fund Program

February 23, 2024 — Lynn Dwyer has had a long career in conservation. Over 26 years to be exact, most of which were spent… Read More

Sound Matters Winter 2024 Issue

February 23, 2024 — Read the Winter 2024 issue of Sound Matters, the newsletter of the Long Island Sound Study. PDF version available here. This… Read More

An angler fishing on North Cove in Old Saybrook, CT. Turn to page 2 to learn how BIL funds will be used to reach out to non-English speakers for the state's annual angler survey.

CT DEEP Makes Progress Hiring Bilingual Staff to Administer Angler Survey

February 22, 2024 — CT DEEP works to address data gaps in Connecticut’s annual angler survey caused by language barriers between anglers and surveyors.… Read More

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