Audubon and the Sound
Audubon's Long Island Sound Campaign addresses the fundamental challenges of water quality restoration and habitat protection - - two key areas where improvements will result in the most significant benefits to people, birds, marine organisms, and other wildlife. The Audubon partnership will bring needed resources to help restore marshes, beaches and islands, and improve water quality. The Campaign will further focus on protecting critical habitat for Piping Plovers, Roseate Terns, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows, waterfowl, and other priority species, to re-create the Sound as it once was - a critical breeding, migratory, and wintering habitat on the Atlantic flyway.
Obviously the point is to support the water quality and habitat restoration goals of the Long Island Sound Study.
Much of the new Sound program will come out of the Audubon Connecticut office. Audubon New York was critical in building support for the start of the Sound cleanup 15 years ago, and the grassroots network that it built was essential. Let's hope Audubon can revive it.