Newsday is correct to urge our federal representatives to adequately fund the Long Island Sound Study, the partnership created by New York and Connecticut to restore and protect the Sound ["Sound deserves stewardship," Editorial, Sept. 6].

The study's 30 years of research and guidance on water quality issues is certainly a major reason this summer saw pods of dolphins off our North Shore. Belugas and a humpback whale were seen off Connecticut.

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All Long Islanders need to let their members of Congress know that the restoration and stewardship of Long Island Sound need to continue.

George Hoffman, Setauket

Editor's note: The writer is a member of the Setauket Harbor Task Force, an advocacy organization.