New round of funding to protect Long Island Sound

The state plans to use new federal funding to gain a better understanding of microplastic pollution in Long Island Sound and reopen a migratory fishway that has not been used by blueback herring in 300 years.

Other projects include using seaweed to remove pollution from Greenwich Harbor, studying water quality in the Norwalk and Stamford Harbors and preventing stormwater pollution in New Haven from entering the the Sound.

“Over the years, important projects have been funded that promoted habitat restoration of coastal wetland areas as well as watershed management projects and opening many miles riverine habitat for migratory fish to spawn,” said Rob Klee, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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