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
Massive 8,000-mile ‘dead zone’ could be one of the gulf’s largest
National Geographic- June 10, 2019
Record-breaking Midwest rainfall washed tons of fertilizer and sewage water out to sea, contributing to a devastatingly large patch of polluted water, scientists say.
Failed septic systems polluting Meriden reservoir
Record Journal- June 6, 2019
Kenmere Reservoir, a city water supply located two miles north of the city’s boundary in Berlin, has been contaminated by nutrients seeping out of failed septic systems of two vacant residential homes located next to the reservoir. The city of Meriden is considering purchasing the two homes.
Special Report: Septic tanks leak nitrogen into Florida’s springs
The Daytona Beach News-Journal- June 6, 2019
Long-time Floridians mourn for the springs of their youth, with crystal clear water, abundant eel grass, fish and crustaceans swimming in the springs. Today, the springs are often clouded, plants are sparse or covered with green slimy algae, and there are fewer fish and other marine life.