Report Cards & Grades

2023 Beach Report Card
Based on the results of the website, Save the Sound released its third biennial Long Island Sound Beach Report. The report highlights the 10 highest scoring public beaches in both New York and Connecticut based on water quality, calls attention to the 10 lowest scoring public beaches around the Sound, and presents comprehensive grades for 200+ swimming beaches on Long Island Sound. The Beach Report explores some of the challenges facing beaches around the Sound – stormwater, wastewater, increased rain resulting from climate change – and explains how the specific sources of pollution tend to be hyperlocal, as are potential solutions.
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Download previous LIS Beach Reports: 20212019 (updated Nov 2020)

2022 Long Island Sound Report Card
The Long Island Sound Report Card tracks and publicizes the ecological health of Long Island Sound. Every other year, Save the Sound assembles water monitoring data and, using an assessment methodology designed for the Report Card, scores water quality in five regions of Long Island Sound. We bring the results to elected officials, environmental agencies, and the general public as part of our ongoing work to catalyze improvements in ecosystem health and promote restoration projects and investments.
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Download previous LIS Report Cards: 202020182016

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Sound Health Explorer
Save the Sound launched the Sound Health Explorer in 2015 to make information about water quality conditions at Long Island Sound beaches available to the public and to activate local and regional solutions to improve them. And now we’ve updated this interactive online tool to give you even better access to the same water testing results used to manage your local beaches—plus factors that affect water at each of the 200+ beaches that encircle Long Island Sound.
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