Discover New York City’s “Hidden” Waterways




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New York City truly is a “city of water.” A recent New York Times article highlights some of the unique creeks and tributaries that weave through the city and are sometimes ignored as places to recreate and protect. Learn about these lesser-known waterways—some may be right in your backyard!

 

 

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IEC continues pathogen monitoring partnership with Fresh Kills Park Alliance




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Since 2017, IEC has partnered with Fresh Kills Park Alliance to monitor pathogen levels along creeks within the former landfill. This effort is part of IEC’s Coordinated Volunteer Pathogen Monitoring program, supported by EPA.

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The Grades are in!




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Save the Sound recently released the 2017 “Long Island Sound Report Card.” The Long Island Sound Report Card is bi-annual assessment of open Long Island Sound water quality, focusing on five water quality parameters to assign grades to different regions of the Sound. With support from the Long Island Sound study, IEC has expanded its Long Island Sound monitoring year-round in the western and eastern Narrows, the most stressed portion of the Sound

 

 

Apply to be an IEC Intern!




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IEC is looking to fill the following two position:

  • Intern

Are you looking to help improve the tri-state's water quality with an impactful organization that offers competitive compensation including benefits for eligible employees?  If so, please view our Join Our Team page details the position details, our hiring process and other information.

2017 Long Island Sound Season Highlights




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Designated as an estuary of national significance by Congress in 1987, Long Island Sound is home to a diverse network of flora and fauna, and over 4 million people. It is an estuary of recreational, commercial, and socioeconomic value. The Sound is bordered by the states of Connecticut and New York and has a watershed area extending through Maine and Quebec that encompasses over 16,000 square miles and 9 million people. Over time, the Sound has been subject to the effects of increased nutrient loading as a result of urbanization and changes in land use (Latimer et al., 2014).

2017 Hypoxia Season Review




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Designated as an estuary of national significance by Congress in 1987, Long Island Sound is home to a diverse network of flora and fauna, and over 4 million people. It is an estuary of recreational, commercial, and socioeconomic value. The Sound is bordered by the states of Connecticut and New York and has a watershed area extending through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Quebec that encompasses over 16,000 square miles and 9 million people.

2016 Hypoxia Season Review




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Designated as an estuary of national significance by Congress in 1987, Long Island Sound is home to a diverse network of flora and fauna and over 4 million people. It is an estuary of recreational, commercial, and socioeconomic value. The Sound is bordered by the states of Connecticut and New York and has a watershed area extending through Maine and Quebec that encompasses over 16,000 square miles and 9 million people. Over time, the Sound has been subject to the effects of increased nutrient loading as a result of urbanization and changes in land use (Latimer et al., 2014).

Hypoxia in Far Western Long Island Sound and Upper East River – 2014




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The Interstate Environmental Commission District (IEC District) has monitored the westernmost portion of the Western Long Island Sound Basin each year since 1991. Targeted water quality surveys are completed between June and September to document the transition of waters into and out of a state of hypoxia. This collaborative program is performed in support of the National Estuary Program’s Long Island Sound Study (LISS; http://longislandsoundstudy.net/).