Long Island Sound

Grant Money Awarded For Long Island Sound Projects

Nov 16, 2017
Joelle Schrock / WSHU

$1.29 million in grants has been awarded to 20 different local government and community groups to help improve the Long Island Sound ecosystem.

The projects are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The grant money comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The grants have been leveraged for an additional $1.1 million.

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The Suffolk County Legislature approved a resolution to join a lawsuit with New York State against the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to dump dredging materials from Connecticut into the Long Island Sound.

Anthony Moaton

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he’s confident there will be federal funding for the cleanup of Long Island Sound despite attempts by the Trump Administration to defund the program.

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New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing a plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into the Long Island Sound.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened for more than a year to take the action announced Thursday. He and fellow Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman say the EPA plan will allow tens of millions of cubic yards of dredged sediments to be dumped in the waterway that divides Long Island and Connecticut.

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Connecticut has a new Soundkeeper. His name is Bill Lucey. Lucey grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. As a child, he fished the Long Island for flounder and blue snapper. He dug for clams along its shores. Now he will work to keep the waters of the Sound clean for the next generation.

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