Long Island Sound License Plate Program
Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 14-21e authorizes the issuance of the Long Island Sound license plate by the Department of Motor Vehicles, while CGS Section 22a-27k establishes the Long Island Sound Fund to be administered by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection into which proceeds from the sale of the plates are deposited.
Long Island Sound Fund
In general, the Long Island Sound Fund supports four categories of activities: public access, public education and outreach, habitat restoration, and research.
More specifically, the Long Island Sound Fund supports:
- The development of public outreach and education programs to increase the public's awareness of the need to preserve and protect Long Island Sound and its resources with special attention to developing in our young people a sense of the value of the Sound to our quality of life.
- The increase of public access to Long Island Sound through the development of boardwalks, walkways, benches, fishing piers and signage and the acquisition of appropriate sites.
- The protection and restoration of habitat essential to the Long Island Sound ecosystem including tidal wetlands, mudflats, beaches and dunes, riverine migratory corridors, and coves and embayments to ensure the future survival of important plant and animal species and their habitats.
- The support of scientific research of Long Island Sound that provides clear direction for management decisions to enhance our understanding and management of the Sound's natural resources.
Projects Funded by the Long Island Sound License Plate Program
Content Last Updated March 5, 2020