Going Green

Monday, October 29, 2007

Habitat Funds for Long Island Sound

Restoration of riparian and estuarine environments is critical to the health of aquatic species.

Nearly $1 Million for Projects to Improve the Health of Long Island Sound; Funding for Habitat Restoration, Sound Stewardship and More Fish Among Initiatives

Release date: 10/29/2007
Contact Information:

Elias Rodriguez (212) 637-3664, rodriguez.elias@epa.gov
or David Deegan (617) 918-1017, deegan.dave@epa.gov

(Mystic, Conn.) Gathering together in Mystic, Conn., one of Long Island Sound’s most environmentally significant coastal areas, top federal and state environmental officials announced 24 grants to local governments and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The $917,650 will be leveraged by $1.68 million raised by the recipients themselves towards the projects, providing a total of nearly $2.8 million towards on-the-ground conservation in Connecticut and New York.

"The Long Island Sound Futures Fund exemplifies how we can protect and improve the environment through...(complete article here).

Proximity to concentrated human populations makes this critically important to the demonstration of sound environmental management practices under extreme pressure.

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