Wednesday, July 3, 2019
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative awarded ten nonprofits a total of $316,000 in funding to restore and protect the health of the Long Island Sound.
Monday, June 24, 2019
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Waveny Park Conservancy in New Canaan, Connecticut, held a reception Saturday, June 15, 2019, in the restored parterre garden to celebrate its donors, including the Harlan and Lois Anderson Family Foundation, and longtime New Canaan resident Carole Clarkson, and her family’s foundation, the Jeniam Foundation.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LIS Stewardship Fund) is seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Proposals are due: Friday, March 15, 2019.
Good News: "Long Island Sound Report Card" Released by Save the Sound Reveals Substantial Improvement
Monday, September 24, 2018
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. Funding was provided by the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative.
Long Island Sound and Norwalk Harbor Report Cards Released - Grades of A in the east to F in the west
Monday, June 8, 2015
WESTPORT, CT — A first-ever ecosystem health report card released today shows Long Island Sound earning grades of very good for water quality in Eastern Long Island (an “A”) to very poor for water quality in the Western Narrows (an “F”) near New York City. The report was supported by funding from the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative (LISFC), including Connecticut Council for Philanthropy members, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Fairfield County's Community Foundation and the Jeniam Foundation.