Why Such Low O2 Levels? Save the Sound’s Tom Andersen at Mam’k Library May 8

Tom Andersen, the New York Program and Communications Coordinator for Save the Sound, will address “The Long Island Sound Cleanup: Where Are We, What Is To Be Done,” at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 8, at the Mamaroneck Public Library.

savethesoundLong Island Sound is our region’s most important environmental resource. After a number of years of improved water quality, this past summer the western Sound suffered some of the lowest levels of dissolved oxygen recorded in 25 years.  Learn about the probable cause, and why colder temperatures this winter give some reason for optimism. However, Save the Sound cautions that we must remain vigilant to avoid the risk of returning
to the disturbing water-quality conditions of several decades ago.

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.

Tom Andersen is author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound (Yale University Press). He will discuss what is being done to solve the Sound’s water quality problems, followed by questions and a discussion with audience members.