News Releases

EPA and New York State Move to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Long Island Sound

April 26, 2011 — Discharge Ban: EPA and New York State are moving closer to prohibiting boats from discharging sewage in New York waters of Long Island Sound. EPA designated Connecticut a "No Discharge Zone" in 2007. Read More

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More Than $2.4 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health and Vitality of Long Island Sound

November 12, 2010 — Futures Fund Grants Awarded: More than $2.4 million in grants were awarded for 38 projects to support education and stewardship, improve water quality, and restore and protect rivers and beaches. Read More

Save the Sound/LISS Co-Host Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

May 7, 2010 — Urban waters initiatives topped the agenda in the 20th annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit, held May 7 in Bridgeport. Read More

Federal, State, Local, and Non-Profit Cooperative Effort to Restore Mill River in Stamford

April 20, 2010 — City of Stamford removes two dams –one of the largest dam removal projects in Connecticut, and stocks alewives for the first time to help restore important ecosystems Read More

Long Island Sound Study Hosts International Workshop on Ways Shellfish and Algae Harvesting Can Improve Water Quality

December 2, 2009 — An international roster of scientists, including speakers from Sweden, Chile, and Canada, will discuss how cultured shellfish and seaweed can improve water quality at a two-day workshop on Dec. 3 and 4 at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. Read More

More than $1 Million for Projects to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound

October 29, 2009 — Gathering together on the shores of Long Island Sound, top federal and state environmental officials announced 33 grants to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (Sound Futures Fund). Read More

Sea Grant Awards $820,000 for Research Under EPA’s Long Island Sound Study

March 9, 2009 — The Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York have awarded nearly $820,000 in Long Island Sound Study research grants to five projects that will look into some of the most serious threats to the ecological health of Long Island Sound, a water body designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Estuary of National Significance. Read More

Save the Sound and Long Island Sound Study Host Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

March 6, 2009 — Clean Water Investment, Infrastructure, Economy on the Agenda Bridgeport, CT, March 6, 2009—Save the Sound, a program of New Haven… Read More

Nearly $1 Million Awarded for Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

September 26, 2008 — Gathering near the shores of the Long Island Sound in Westchester County, federal and state environmental officials today announced 35 grants to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The $912,994 in grants will be leveraged by $1.4 million raised by the recipients themselves, providing a total of nearly $2.3 million towards on-the ground conservation in Connecticut and New York. Read More

Sound Health Report Highlights Differing Conditions in Long Island Sound’s Three Basins

July 24, 2008 — Stamford, July 24, 2008— A new report on Long Island Sound by the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) details how… Read More

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