Long Island Sound

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In Connecticut, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will soon dredge New Haven Harbor to make way for ships.

The Corps told New Haven residents this week that it’s still not sure what to do with up to 5 million cubic yards of sand, silt, rock and potential pollution that it will dig up.

Louis Burch, the Connecticut director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, says residents don’t want to see the same old solution.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed a bill into law that would ban the installation of cesspools in the county.

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Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY1, along with state and federal officials have announced $2 million in grant money to help restore and protect Long Island Sound. The grant will fund projects in both Connecticut and New York. 

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Researchers mapping the seafloor of Long Island Sound recently got a new tool to help them. It’s a retrofitted boat that operates out of University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus. It’s called the Research Vessel (R/V) Connecticut, and it has room for more researchers to collect more data.

Grant Money Awarded For Long Island Sound Projects

Nov 16, 2017
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$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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