A very special thank you to the members of the Steering Committee who provided guidance and encouragement throughout the planning process.


Jeff Benoit, President, Restore America’s Estuaries

Dr. Marci Bortman, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy

Alison Branco, Program Director, Peconic Bay Estuary Program

Holly Drinkuth, Outreach and Watershed Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy, CT

Angus Eaton, Director, Bureau of Water Resource Management, Division of Water, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NY 

Jennifer Garvey, Associate Director, New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, NY 

Dr. Christopher Gobler, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

 Lynne Hamjian, Deputy Office Director, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Region 1, EPA

Denise Harrington, Senior Environmental Planner, Village of Port Jefferson Planning & Building Department

Brian Herrington, Director of Government Affairs, Scotts Miracle-Gro 

Curt Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Sound, CT

Tripp Killin, Executive Director of the Jeniam Foundation and Chair, Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative

Beth Millemann, Environmental Consultant

Jonathan Stone, Executive Director, Save The Bay, RI

Mark Tedesco, Director, Environmental Protection Agency Long Island Sound Office, CT

John Torgan, Director of Ocean and Coastal Conservation, TNC, RI

Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Executive Director, The Prospect Hill Foundation

Betsey Wingfield, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT