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Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network | Event Archives

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.

View recordings of our events below.

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:

  • Long Island Sound Report Card: Behind the Bay Grades with Peter Linderoth, Save the Sound.
  • Rain Garden: Capturing Stormwater Pollution in Northport Harbor with Maureen Murphy, Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
  • Bioswales: Reducing New Haven Stormwater Pollution with Nicole Davis, Save the Sound.

June 16. 2022

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Live via Zoom

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Local Actions to Tackle Fecal Bacteria Pollution 2022

Featured Speakers and Presentations

How Treatment Wetlands Remove Pathogens in Wastewater with Kelly Coulon, Principal Engineer at Roux

Managing Wastewater through a Public/Private Partnership in Nassau County with Kevin Chandler, Vice President & General Manager at Veolia

Stormwater Authorities in Connecticut: Implementing Projects for Safer, Cleaner Water with Randy Collins, Advocacy Manager for Public Policy and Advocacy with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

May 12. 2022

12:00 – 1:30 pm

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Local Actions to Tackle Nitrogen Pollution 2022

Featured Speakers and Presentations

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

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

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

April 14. 2022

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Live via Zoom

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Local Actions to Tackle Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution 2022

Featured Speakers and Presentations

Long Island Sound Marine Debris Action Plan with Nancy Balcom, Associate Director and Extension Program Leader, CT 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 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Live via Zoom

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Local Actions to Tackle Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution 2021

Featured Speakers and Presentations

What Does the Plastic Pollution Problem Look Like in Long Island Sound with Robert DeGiovanni, Executive Director at Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.

An Assessment of Plastic Pollution Along Long Island Sound’s Sunken Meadow State Park with Nabihah Ahsan, Brentwood High School

Effects of Microplastics on Crustaceans with Aneesh Deshpande, Rocky Point High School

Microplastics in Local Waterways with Chloe Hakanson, Dan Meade, and Lindsey Papasian

Our Growing Plastic Pollution Problem: Reducing Single Use Plastics in Our Water with Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director at Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Keep Paumanok Beautiful with Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Shinnecock Nation

May 19, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Live via Zoom

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Local Actions to Tackle Nitrogen 2021

Featured Speakers and Presentations

Sources of Nitrogen to Long Island Sound Embayments with Dr. Jamie Vaudrey, Assistant Research Professor at University of Connecticut Department of Marine Sciences

Black Rock Harbor: Using monitoring results to drive local actions with Kevin Blagys, Co-Coordinator at Black Rock Harbor Study; Pete Spain, Clean Water Activist and Former Bridgeport CT District Council Representative; and Holly Turner-Moore, Educator at Aquaculture School in Bridgeport, CT

Community Benefits of Nutrient Bioextraction with Kristen Kraseki, Bioextraction Coordinator at Long Island Sound Study

The Suffolk County Subwatershed Wastewater Plan with Ken Zegel, Associate Public Health Engineer at Suffolk County Department of Health Services

May 11, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Live via Zoom

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Local Actions to Tackle Fecal Bacteria Pollution 2021

Featured Speakers and Presentations

What Is Fecal Bacteria and Why Should We Care About It?: An Introduction to Fecal Indicator Bacteria with Gregory O’Mullan, PhD, Professor at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences CUNY Queens.

Where’s The Data and What Can We Do With It? with Peter Linderoth, Director of Water Quality at Save the Sound.

Community Actions to Reduce Fecal Bacteria with Carolyn Sukowski, Water Quality Program Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

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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!

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.