Input sought on Long Island Sound management plan

Sep 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Long Island Sound

A new management and conservation plan for Long Island Sound identifies six problem areas that should be addressed by governmental agencies and environmental and university groups.

The plan, created by the Long Island Sound Study, calls for more attention to addressing hypoxia – low dissolved oxygen – as well as toxic and pathogen contamination, floatable debris, diminished water quality, habitat degradation and loss, and land use and development issues. Now in draft form, the plan will be available during a meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Adanti Student Center at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven for public comment.

The study, sponsored by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the states of Connecticut and New York, comes from a partnership of federal, state and local agencies along with universities, businesses and environmental and community groups working to restore and protect the Sound.

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