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Letter: Federal funding for LI Sound

Sail Ahead, a group founded by two Huntington

Sail Ahead, a group founded by two Huntington Station teenagers, takes more than 80 veterans sailing on Long Island Sound, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Credit: Steve Pfost

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.

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.