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
Study: Algae blooms threaten drinking water, recreation
Adirondack Daily Enterprise- August 8, 2019
The Environmental Working Group released a report Wednesday that found hundreds of lakes across the U.S. — including some in the Adirondacks — have levels of toxic algae that far exceed drinking water standards.
No swimming at Saugatuck River, Westport beaches, Sherwood Island after sewage leak
CT Post- August 3, 2019
Multiple local and state agencies handled a sewage leak, caused by an aging pipe that was in the process of being replaced, in town on Saturday that forced officials to advise residents not to swim in the Saugatuck River or any Westport beaches.
Weekly LI water report: Quality of waterways is mixed bag
Newsday- July 26, 2019
As of this week’s sampling, 12 out of 29 shore locations were rated good, meaning clear water, adequate oxygen levels and no or low levels of algae and/or bacteria from human or animal waste, making for hospitable conditions for fish and shellfish. Eleven sites were rated fair, and six, poor.