Darien is currently taking part in Save the Sound’s Unified Water Study , a program that Darien first participated in last year. The program provides sophisticated testing equipment, at no cost to the town, and sampling methods to town’s and environmental groups with bays and harbors along Long Island Sound.
UWS’s mission is to assess the ecological health of Long Island Sound’s bays and harbors. Testing of this sort already exists in Long Island Sound’s open waters, but not in the coastal areas. Twenty-two other towns and environmentally concerned organizations have joined the United Water Study’s effort in Connecticut and New York for 2018.