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
Federal Spending Package Includes Significant Boosts to Long Island Sound Conservation
WNPR – March 30, 2018
A federal budget cycle akin to a wild roller coaster ride ended up boosting funding for some environmental work. With his signature last week, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending package that shores up funding for two conservation and research programs in Long Island Sound.
In New England, Gone Are The Days When Septic Can Be Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
WBUR News – January 1, 2018
About half of New England’s households are on septic systems. That’s the highest proportion in the country.
Pollution Regulations Help Chesapeake Bay Seagrass Rebound
Science News – March 5, 2018
Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay now carpet three times as much real estate as in 1984, thanks to more than 30 years of efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution. This success story shows that regulations to protect the bay’s health have made a difference…