Long Island Sound is a place where kids explore the shallows with their families, sea turtles feed on crabs, and young fish dart in and out of eelgrass beds.
But the pressures on this narrow stretch of ocean sandwiched between densely populated Long Island and Connecticut are escalating every day. Revitalizing the Sound is crucial not only to preserve nature, but also to protect ourselves, our livelihoods and our way of life.
We have a choice: Our actions today will determine whether we leave our children a Long Island Sound with cleaner beaches and safer water, more seafood and a healthier economy—or a Sound crippled by clogged rivers, disappearing nursery habitats and a heavily developed coast that is poorly prepared for rising seas and stronger, more frequent storms.
The Nature Conservancy has identified three urgent problems we must address now for a safe, secure and prosperous future: