News Releases

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

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

Registration Now Open for Spring Workshop on Creating Successful Behavior Change Campaigns

February 21, 2020 — The April 28-29th workshop to learn how to develop effective environmental campaigns using Community-Based Social Marketing techniques was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Long Island Sound Study is looking forward to rescheduling the event soon. Read More

$2.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound

November 4, 2019 — Top federal and state environmental officials from New England and New York announced 35 grants totaling $2.6 million. Read More

Celebrate National Estuary Day in Oyster Bay

September 10, 2019 — On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), in partnership with The WaterFront Center, will host the 2nd annual Estuary Day in Oyster Bay, NY to kick-off National Estuary Week. Read More

35 Volunteers Help Kick Off Campaign with Beach Cleanup

August 10, 2019 — They collected 100 pounds of of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps. Read More

Third year of #DontTrashLISound campaign brings in new partners to expand outreach

August 6, 2019 — Beach cleanups in New Haven and Stamford help kickoff LISS;s #DontTrashLISound social media campaign. Read More

A photo of a striped seafloor robin which was documented in the Long Island Sound seafloor mapping project

Long Island Sound Seafloor Habitats Mapping Website Available to Public

April 22, 2019 — On Earth Day, EPA, LISS, and UConn's Department of Marine Sciences announced the publication of the Long Island Sound Habitat Mapping Initiative website. Read More

Over $1.5 Million Funds Four Long Island Sound Research Projects

February 11, 2019 — 2019 LISS Research Grants- Over $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects. Read More

Volunteers Needed: River Herring Monitor Training

February 7, 2019 — Volunteers are needed to watch for spawning river herring in New York. Please join us for training sessions in March! Read More

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