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NY - Grant Awarded for Long Island Sound Education Program to Brookhaven Town

Year-long series will inform the public about Sound ecology.

As most people living on Long Island will probably agree, our coastline is one of our most precious resources. Living on Long Island means that you are never very far away from the water, whether it's a bay, ocean, estuary, or the Long island Sound. Stewardship of our coastline will preserve Long Island’s diverse ecology and beautiful environs for future generations. Education is a key part of that effort.

Recently, Brookhaven Town received a 2020 Long Island Sound Futures Fund matching grant to fund the Town’s Coastal Environment and Community Resilience Education Program.

The Fund is managed by The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership whose mission is to restore and protect the Long island Sound. The organization seeks to fund activities that demonstrate a real, on-the-ground commitment to securing a healthy future for the Long Island Sound. Grants combines funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The Town will match the $8,799 grant from the Fund with $4,450, making the total conservation impact $13,249.

“The Long Island Sound is vital to the ecology and economy of Brookhaven Town and it is our goal to preserve it for future generations,” said Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine in a statement. “Thanks to the Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant, we will continue to increase public awareness and encourage participation in our environmental protection efforts in the Town.”

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