The Long Island Sound Study, sponsored by EPA and the states of Connecticut and New York, has developed a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to restore and protect the health of Long Island Sound. The CCMP, available in the media center, sets 20 ambitious targets to restore the ecosystem in the next 20 years. Below is an infographic that highlights the major CCMP themes. Mouse over each box to find a link to the Plan or to the highlighted theme.
Since the federal Clean Water Act became law in 1972, investments in water pollution control programs have led to measurable improvements in the water quality of Long Island Sound. Obvious sources of pollution were controlled through permit programs. Tidal wetlands were protected, wastewater treatment plants improved, and industrial discharges controlled.