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

Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (LIS CWN) 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 kicked off the Network with “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.

Join us for our 2023 events including webinars, fieldtrips, and an in-person Summit 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.

2023 Event Schedule

March 30, 2023

10:30am – 2:45pm

Village Center

101-A East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777 P

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Long Island Sound Summit 2023

Funding & Strategies to Tackle Local Water Pollution

More than 90 participants attended the inaugural Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network Summit. Presentations and discussion highlighted projects and approaches to target and reduce consumer plastics and debris, fecal bacteria, and nitrogen entering the Sound through stormwater, sewage, and groundwater.

Selected presentations can be viewed here:

Long Island Sound Summit 2023 Opening: Holly Drinkuth, Director of River and Estuary Conservation, The Nature Conservancy

Webster Street Parking Lot Green Infrastructure: Michael Yeosock, P.E., Director of Public Works, City of Glen Cove, NY

Carll’s River Bandolier Bandit Litter Trap: Richard Groh, Chief Environmental Analyst and Stormwater Coordinator, Town of Babylon, NY

Communicating Clean Water Success: Christine Gilbert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

January 12, 2023

12:00 – 1:00pm

Live over Zoom

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Webinar

Collaborative Solutions for Clean Water in Long Island Sound

In this lively, interactive webinar, the Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (LIS CWN) will be taking a deep dive into the Bay Grades from Save the Sound’s 2022 Long Island Sound Report Card. We’ll discuss what the grades are telling us about the ecological health of the bays and harbors around the margins of the Sound and what challenges they are facing. We will focus on how local stakeholders can use this information to drive clean water projects and track progress.

Three speakers will be presenting on a range of examples of NGO and municipal collaborations to find nature-based solutions to tackle water pollution:

  • Peter Linderoth, Director of Water Quality, Save the Sound: “Long Island Sound Report Card: Behind the Bay Grades”
  • Maureen Murphy, Executive Programs Manager, Citizens Campaign for the Environment: “Rain Garden: Capturing Stormwater Pollution in Northport Harbor”
  • Nicole Davis, Watershed Coordinator, Save the Sound: “Bioswales: Reducing New Haven Stormwater Pollution”
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About the LIS CWN

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (LIS CWN) 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 LIS CWN!

Past Webinars and Recordings

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network have hosted webinars and events since 2021 addressing Long Island Sound pollution issues and highlighting local pollution solutions. View our archives to watch recordings of our previous events and speaker presentations!

View LIS CWN Archives

The Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network (LIS CWN) 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.