of Clean Coastal Waters
in Long Island Sound
Nitrogen pollution threatens our way of life, but we can fix it.
Nitrogen pollution in coastal waters of Long Island Sound is reaching a tipping point. The longer we wait to fix it, the harder and costlier it will be. The Nature Conservancy has developed this website to provide the information, tools and resources coastal communities need to restore and protect clean, healthy waters – now and for future generations.
Nature Can't Wait
And Neither Can We
Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria
Princeton University- January 7, 2019
Sherman and Shuai, both members of Peter Jaffe’s research group in civil and environmental engineering, had come to investigate nutrient cycling and pollution along the Neuse River in the wake of Hurricane Florence, a September storm that drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 20 inches of rain and led to near-record flooding along the river.
Shelter Island considers linking home sales to nitrogen-reducing septic system upgrades
Newsday – December 19, 2018
Shelter Island Town is considering requiring the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems for all real estate sales, a first-of-its-kind proposal by a Long Island town to improve water quality.
Grant Supports Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Planning
Environmental Protection Agency – December 4, 2018
With funding from a Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant, The Nature Conservancy and Stonington-based Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH) will partner to develop a community-driven nitrogen reduction action plan in the coastal watershed communities of the Pawcatuck River, Mystic River and Stonington Harbor.