Sound Spotlight

How Living Shorelines Make the Coast Resilient

September 17, 2020 — What is a living shoreline project? National Geographic defines it as a “way of managing coastal areas to protect, restore,… Read More

Protecting the Health of Long Island Sound through Gardening

June 29, 2020 — “Everything is connected – plants, land use and waterways…what we do matters – what we do on an individual level.”… 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

Sound Spotlight celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a photo taken the International Space Station from 6 feb 2012 show east coast United States at night. Long Island Sound can be seen in the right corner.

LISS Celebrates Earth Day and its Own Anniversaries

April 20, 2020 — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the US Environmental Protection Agency. It also is the 35th… 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

Tracking Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Long Island Sound – A Story Map

February 17, 2020 — Throughout most of the year wind and tidal mixing bring much needed dissolved oxygen to the Sound’s bottom waters. However,… Read More

Upland Farm Sanctuary Wastewater Wetland

February 10, 2020 — Building a Wetland to Capture Nitrogen and Improve Water Quality A nitrogen-reducing wetland has replaced decades-old cesspools at the office… Read More

The Sidewalk Gardens That are Making Water Cleaner in New Haven

November 20, 2019 — It looks like a flowerbed with attractive iron post fencing, but these 15- by 5-foot “bioswales” that are popping up… Read More

The Sparrow That Acts as an Early Warning Signal

November 20, 2019 — The saltmarsh sparrow faces many threats to its survival. Development along the coast has replaced much of its tidal habitat.… Read More

Creating Living Shorelines

November 20, 2019 — They look like strange objects from another planet. But the dome-shaped structures that were placed in the muddy waters off… Read More

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