FROM THE LONG ISLAND SOUND STUDY: The Long Island Sound coast has its share of highways and densely populated cities and towns. But there are also miles of beautiful seascapes and landscapes, including 33 coastal areas designated as Stewardship Areas by the Long Island Sound Study. In the summer and fall of 2014, Jack Silky, an intern in the EPA Long Island Sound Office and a skilled videographer, documented about a dozen of these special places for the Long Island Sound Online Stewardship Atlas. His videos provide us with a unique opportunity to see what makes the Sound special – from seaside sparrows nesting in the tidal marshes of Hammonasset Beach State Park to a National Parks guide showing a trail from Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill summer home to the beach Roosevelt himself enjoyed at Cold Spring Harbor. The videos are available to watch on Long Island Sound Study’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/LIShealth.
We’ll be featuring these videos on the BLT Facebook page over the coming weeks. Follow along!