As the population and commercial development continue to grow, we have an important choice to make for the future quality of Long Island Sound:
Will we backtrack on the progress made in the Sound, or will we build upon it?
Long Island Sound has become one of the environmental movement’s great comeback stories. Not long ago, many were fearful of swimming in the Sound or eating its fish, and there was little optimism for a better future.
Thanks to the hard work of many, Long Island Sound is transforming into a place of remarkable beauty. It is now poised to reclaim its status as one of the most valuable natural resources in the urban Northeast. But this will happen only if we commit to continuing the comeback now, and only if we have your help.
Contact: Chantal Collier, Long Island Sound Program director.
In this Q & A, the Conservancy’s Chantal Collier shares her hopes and vision for Long Island Sound’s next 20 years. See how you can help.
New Research sponsored by The Nature Conservancy could help reverse decades-long eelgrass decline. Dive in!
Depending on our choices, we can have a Sound crippled by clogged rivers, disappearing nursery habitats and a densely developed coast that is poorly prepared for rising seas and stronger, more frequent storms.
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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.
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The Coastal Resilience Tool helps you visualize sea-level rise and storm surge, understand their implications and make decisions to protect people and nature on Long Island Sound.
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Without these underwater prairies, this ecosystem faces a great challenge.
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More intense storms, rising temperatures ... why wait for storms to happen? Blogger Lisa Hayden explores how the Conservancy is helping Sound communities prepare now.