U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and officials are requesting funding for a Long Island Sound program

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(WTNH) - U.S. Senator Chris Murphy along with other officials will be sending a letter to President Trump on Wednesday requesting funding for the Long Island Sound Geographic Program.

The members requested $20 million to fund improvements to water quality and restore habitat around the Sound watershed.

"As you work to complete your final Fiscal Year 2020 budget, we urge you to fund the Long Island Sound Geographic Program at $20 million," the members wrote. "The Sound is a proven economic driver in the northeast, generating at least $17 billion to the regional economy from transportation, fishing, and recreational activities it supports."