Bringing home the bacon for LIS

April 26th was a powerful day for clean water.

  • 18 advocates traveled to Washington, DC to protect Long Island Sound funding.
  • NY Governor Cuomo officially signed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act for investing $2.5 billion.

Washington, DC

Team at Capital

At Capitol, see full list below

Senator Schumer

With Senator Schumer (middle)

Congresswoman Nita Lowey

With Congresswoman Lowey (middle)

LIS Congressional Caucus

With LI Sound Congressional Caucus Representatives Zeldin, DeLauro & Suozzi (middle)


With Congressman Courtney (middle)


With Senator Murphy (standing middle)

New York



With Dignitaries


See the full story on NY’s $2.5 Billion >

* At Top – Long Island Sound Protection Day in Washington DC Attendees:

  1. Nancy Seligson – Supervisor of Town of Mamaroneck and NY Co-Chair of the LI Sound Citizens Advisory Committee
  2. Curt Johnson – Connecticut Fund for the Environment and CT Co-Chair of the LI Sound Citizens Advisory Committee
  3. Tracy Brown – Save the Sound
  4. Paul DeOrsay – Friends of the Bay, Oyster Bay
  5. Carol DiPaolo – Programs Director and Water-Monitoring Coordinator, Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
  6. Eric Swenson Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee
  7. Tom Powell – Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee
  8. Adrienne Esposito – Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  9. Maureen Murphy  – Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  10. Greg Jacob – Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy (New York)
  11. David Sutherland– Director, Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy (Connecticut)
  12. George Hoffman – Setauket Harbor Coalition
  13. Erin Reilly – Sustainability Director for Town of North Hempstead
  14. Tom Naiman– Director of Education, The Maritime Aquarium
  15. David M. Hudson, Ph.D.  – Research Scientist, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  16. David Miller – Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley as their Clean Water/Jobs Campaign
  17. Howard M. Weiss, Ph.D. – Senior Marine Scientist, Project Oceanology, CT
  18. Irene D. Weiss – Board of Directors League Of Women Voters of Southeastern CT

1 thought on “Bringing home the bacon for LIS

  1. BRAVO! Very exciting to see CFE/STS taking strong action for the protection of Long Island Sound.

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