On August 1, SoundWaters schooner will visit Mamaroneck Harbor as part of a newly announced program to tour ports in New York and Connecticut to promote and discuss the SoundVision Action Plan.
The two-year plan for the restoration and preservation of Long Island Sound was developed by the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
“Each part of the Action Plan addresses a unique aspect of the Sound,” said Nancy Seligson, Mamaroneck Village Councilwoman and New York co-chair of the CAC.
“From clean water and protecting wildlife to ensuring smart development along its coasts and investing in the local economy, each of these components is vital to the health of our greatest shared resource, Long Island Sound.”
The plan was crafted and unanimously adopted by the 37 members of the CAC, representing business, municipal, environmental, civic and academic organizations from around the Sound.
At Mamaroneck and many other ports on the tour, the SoundVision Action Plan will be unveiled in front of the SoundWaters schooner. Specifics of the plan will be highlighted by members of the CAC and elected officials at each port. Additionally, educational kiosks will be set up to provide information about the Sound and the Action Plan. The program will begin at 3:00 pm.
The Sound Vision Action Planning Process was supported with funding from Long Island Sound Study, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sunhill Foundation. This summer’s schooner tour is made possible by support from the New York Community Trust.
Joyce H. Newman is an Emmy Award-winning environmental journalist, educator, and gardener. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden, and is a tour guide there.