Sound Science on Long Island Sound- June 10, 2016
Bordering Westchester County on the Southeastern side, Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary, a place where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers draining from the land. The quality of its waters is vital to life in our regions. Long Island Sound is home to more than 1,200 species of invertebrates, 170 species of fish, and dozens of species of migratory birds. More than 4 million people call Long Island Sound’s coastal communities home, and it provides rich recreational and fishing opportunities. While many steps have been taken over the past few decades to improve the quality of water in the Sound, more work is still needed to get it back to where it was.
This Conversation on Conservation discussed the issues plaguing Long Island Sound and some of the solutions in effect for cleaning up the Sound.