Many would agree that the Long Island Sound is the region’s most important environmental resource.
Vital to the fishing industry and other businesses, the Sound is also to scores of recreational opportunities, from sailing to stand-up paddle boarding, and beyond.
But author Tom Anderson ("This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound" – Yale University Press) notes that after years of improved conditions, the western Sound in the summer of 2012 suffered some of the lowest levels of dissolved oxygen recorded in 25 years.
Anderson will speak about the likely causes on Tuesday at the Port Washington Public Library. He will address why we must remain vigilant to avoid the risk of returning to the disturbing water-quality conditions of several decades ago, and about Save the Sound's role. As Save the Sound's New York Program and Communications Coordinator, Anderson will also take questions from the audience.
The program at 7:30 p.m. in the PWPL’s Lapham Meeting Room is sponsored by the Nautical Advisory Council with funding from the Port Washington Library Foundation.
Save the Sound works to protect and preserve Long Island Sound through state and federal legislation, legal advocacy, volunteer work and habitat restoration projects. Save the Sound uses legal expertise, grassroots advocacy, volunteer work, and habitat restoration, to preserve great coastal and island sites; fight for clean water; restore rivers and marshes; and clean up hundreds of miles of coastline to preserve and protect the Sound now and for future generations.