Sound Spotlight

Sen. Lieberman Provided Key Support in Early Efforts to Protect Long Island Sound

May 22, 2024 — Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who died from complications of a fall in March, championed many environmental causes… Read More

Fact Sheets Shine a Light on Sustainable Coastal Gardening and Landscaping Practices

May 22, 2024 — Formerly the Long Island Sound Study’s Connecticut Outreach Coordinator through Connecticut Sea Grant, Judy Preston is a self-proclaimed “plant person”… Read More

Study on Residential Fertilizer Use Helps to Identify Nitrogen “Hot Spots”

May 22, 2024 — Scientists combine a household lawn survey with a nitrogen transport model and water quality data to better inform resource managers… Read More

A backyard garden with a stone waterfall in the shade.

Year Two of Long Island’s Stormwater Mitigation Program to Start Accepting Submissions

May 22, 2024 — Following a successful pilot in 2023, the ‘Garden Rewards’ program will soon accept applications for year two. Through the program,… Read More

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Young Stewards Explore Science on Stamford’s Coast

April 29, 2024 — A walk in Cove Island Park is often accompanied by the echoes of laughter and excitement of children. Nestled on… 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

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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

Research Looks at Climate Change’s Influence on the Sound’s Fish Populations

February 15, 2024 — Robyn Linner poses with an Atlantic cod, a cold water-adapted species, while participating in the fisheries survey that she ran for the first 4 years of her PhD program in the Gulf of Maine. Photo courtesy of Linner. Read More

Palaeoecological Study Goes Back in Time to Assess Water Quality Progress in the Sound

February 15, 2024 — By Juanita Asapokhai Something Is in the Water At the turn of the 21st century, resource managers were extremely concerned… Read More

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