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
Shellfishing Ban in Huntington Harbor due to biotoxin, DEC says
Newsday – May 24, 2018
A temporary ban on harvesting shellfish and carnivorous gastropods — whelks, conchs, moon snails — in Huntington Harbor was put into effect Wednesday, after a marine biotoxin was detected, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday in a news release.
New technology tracks Connecticut River nitrogen pollution in Massachusetts
MASSLIVE – June 20, 2018
Federal efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound depend upon what happens upstream, and states along the Connecticut River — including Massachusetts — must help solve the problem, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New London Contract Provides Path for Old Lyme Beaches Toward Sewer Lines
The Day – April 25, 2018
New London — The city has approved a $1.45 million contract to treat sewage from three private Old Lyme beach associations that is expected to eventually allow hundreds of shoreline homes to abandon their cesspools and septic systems.