MAMARONECK, NY and NEW HAVEN, CT -- The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card” on September 24, during simultaneous news conferences in Connecticut and New York. The biennial report contained remarkable evidence of improvement in Long Island Sound water quality. The report marked a welcome stamp of approval for more than a decade’s worth of federal and state investment in improvements to sewage treatment facilities in both Connecticut and New York. Save the Sound staff cautioned that individual beaches and bays face continued challenges (testing monitored “open water” conditions only), that the westernmost portion of the Sound remains stressed, and that climate change and population growth pose challenges requiring additional investment. Nonetheless, staffers and scientists alike were gratified to see proof that investment in water quality is paying dividends.
The Long Island Sound Report Card was produced by Save the Sound and published in September 2018 using 2008-2017 data. Science direction was provided by Jamie Vaudrey, Ph.D. and Jason Krumholz, Ph.D. Funding was provided by the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative, a group of funders with missions that include protecting and restoring the Long Island Sound. Connecticut Council for Philanthropy members Jeniam Foundation, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut are among the participants of the Collaborative.
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