Chantal Collier, Director, Long Island Sound Program, The Nature Conservancy
Chantal Collier, Director, Long Island Sound Program, The Nature Conservancy

Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

In an event co-sponsored by Northern Trust, we are proud to welcome Chantal Collier, Director of the Long Island Sound Program for The Nature Conservancy to the Library for a presentation titled Inextricably Linked: Long Island Sound and Our Way of Life.

Spanning 600 miles along the coasts of New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, Long Island Sound is a unique and extraordinary place. Designated an "Estuary of National Significance," the Sound supports a rich and diverse community of marine and coastal habitats, plants, and wildlife. Long Island Sound also provides an invaluable resource for recreation, fisheries, commerce, education, scientific research and human inspiration, generating nearly $9 billion annually for the local economy. Yet, despite significant efforts to improve its health, global and local pressures on this ecosystem continue to mount, and enhanced action to conserve the Sound and bolster its resilience is needed now. We depend on a healthy, productive Long Island Sound; the health of the Sound depends on us.

Chantal Collier is the Director of the Long Island Sound Program for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut and New York. In this capacity, Chantal works closely with partners to advance science, policy and management that will improve the health and resilience of Long Island Sound’s marine and coastal habitats and communities. She directs planning and research to improve understanding of ecological relationships and acquire the necessary knowledge for informed conservation decisions and successful ecosystem restoration.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

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Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).