CT's shorelines are changing.
"Climate change is coming whether we like it or not," said Macky McCleary, the deputy commissioner of the state DEEP.
The deputy commissioner of the state department of energy and environmental protection says that's one reason.
Mccleary says Long Island sound is essential to the area. With changes in habitat, urbanization and water quality, he says it's important to take action.
Mccleary spoke at UConn Stamford as part of SoundWaters business environment series.
After Superstorm Sandy, SoundWaters, located at Cove Island Park, suffered damages.
Rebuilding and protecting the shore is a top priority of both the non profit, and state agency.