Meigs Point Beach (Image via Long Island Sound Study).

Webinar Series: Long Island Sound: Driving Local Actions to Tackle Water Pollution

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (the Network) is focused on bringing together communities, groups and individuals working to reduce pollution loads entering Long Island Sound and its rivers, harbors, and bays. In 2021, we hosted “Long Island Sound: Driving Local Actions to Tackle Water Pollution”, a collaborative webinar series designed to showcase and advance local actions that target pollution from activities on land including nitrogen pollution, fecal bacteria, and consumer plastics and debris – that enter the Sound’s water through sewage, stormwater, and groundwater.

Now, we’re back for 2022 and have a new and exciting webinar series!

Join us in our 2022 webinar series- advancing local actions for cleaner waters and healthy watersheds in Long Island Sound. Hear from scientists and practitioners about approaches to combat pollution and clean up coastal waters in communities around Long Island Sound.  This year’s workshop series will focus on creating connections, collaborations for change, reducing cost barriers for implementation.

The webinar series will bring people from across the Sound together to learn about advancements in technology and policy that tackles our biggest water quality challenges—from fecal bacteria, nitrogen, and marine debris/plastic pollution. These forums will inspire action. Each webinar will allow time for a question and answer session with the panelists and technical break-out groups for those that want to take a deeper dive on pollution issues.

2022 Webinar Schedule and Registration

April 14, 2022

12:00pm -1:30pm

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Tackling Marine Debris Pollution

Long Island Sound Marine Debris Action Plan with Nancy Balcom, Associate Director and Extension Program Leader, Connecticut Sea Grant | Senior Extension Educator, UCONN Extension

Lobster Fishing and Marine Debris with Scott Curatolo-Wagemann, Senior Resource Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

EPR: Implementing proposed state policies to reduce packaging and plastic waste with Dereth Glance, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Remediation and Material Management, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Celebrating Victories: Successful Policies and Campaigns with Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

May 12, 2022

12:00pm -1:30pm

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Tackling Nitrogen Pollution

Healthy Lawns, Healthy River – Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Foster Sustainable Behavior Change with Judy Rondeau, NPS Watershed Specialist & Outreach Coordinator at Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Applying Clean Wastewater Solutions for Long Island Homes with Katherine Coughlin, Water Quality Improvement Coordinator at North Shore Land Alliance, and Nicholas Calderon, Public Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy.

Residential Lawn Fertilizer Use and Nitrogen Loading Intensity Across the Long Island Sound Watershed with Robert Johnston, Director at George Perkins Marsh Institute and Professor of Economics at Clark University

June 16, 2022

12:00pm -1:30pm

Zoom Registration

Tackling Fecal Bacteria Pollution

Topics and panelists to be announced. Stay tuned!

About the Network

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The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (the Network) is focused on bringing together communities, groups and individuals working to reduce pollution loads entering Long Island Sound and its rivers, harbors, and bays.

Our goal is to increase the pace and number of clean water projects by sharing the latest science, technology, policies and practices, spotlighting lessons learned, and building new opportunities for collaboration and partnerships across Long Island Sound geographies.

Join and stay in touch with the Network!

Past Webinars and Recordings

May 12, 2022 – Tackling Nitrogen Pollution

View Marine Debris Webinar Recording

April 14, 2022 – Tackling Marine Debris Pollution

View Marine Debris Webinar Recording

May 25, 2021 – Tackling Marine Debris Pollution

View Marine Debris Webinar Recording

May 19, 2021 – Tackling Nitrogen Pollution

View Nitrogen Webinar Recording

May 11, 2021 – Tackling Fecal Bacteria Pollution

View Fecal Bacteria Webinar Recording

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (the Network) is hosted by Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Save the Sound, and The Nature Conservancy with generous support from the LIS Funders Collaborative and LIS Study funding.