Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch: Great Bay Sentinel Sites
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland
Join GBNERR’s Research Coordinator Paul Stacey and their Stewardship Coordinator Rachel Stevens for an enlightening lecture on Great Bay Sentinel Sites. Recent extreme storm events, like Hurricane Sandy, have heightened public awareness that climate change can affect our well-being as well as the health of our estuaries. Scientists within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and other partners within our northeast region, have been discussing ways to monitor these changes, most of which occur much more gradually than the havoc caused by extreme storm events, but can be no less devastating. Great Bay has been identified as a “sentinel site”, which is an area where ecological changes are being monitored and related to stressors, including those potentially caused by climate change such as warming temperature and sea level rise. Find out how this is done, and how citizen volunteers may participate in these activities, and what it might mean for your own “climate readiness”.
Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided.
for more info and call 603-778-0015 to pre-register
March 21st, 2014
NH Water and Watersheds Conference
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
The NH Water and Watersheds Conference is designed to meet the information and networking needs of a broad audience. Participants include scientists; educators; consultants; students; lake, river and watershed groups; environmental organizations; volunteer monitors; municipal board and staff members; elected officials; planners and policy makers.
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 25th & 26th
NOAA Coastal Services Center Training: Managing Visitor Use in Protected Areas
Wells Reserve, Wells, ME
Resource managers, land trust stewards, and planners are invited to attend this two-day NOAA Coastal Services Center-led course to learn how to better understand, monitor, and manage visitor use to maintain quality resource conditions and visitor experiences. During this program, you will obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools to identify and define unacceptable visitor use impacts and to apply strategies and tactics that can be used to address them.
Save the Dates & Upcoming Conferences
Wednesday, April 9th
Seacoast Science Cafe: Rain, Roofs & Roads: Hydro-Logical Thinking for a Clean Water Future
Doors at 5pm, Program 6pm-8pm
Portsmouth Brewery, Market Street, Portsmouth
Join Alison Watts from UNH and Jamie Houle from the UNH Stormwater Center to talk all things stormwater. Grab a pint of tasty beer and come armed with your questions to have a rich dialogue of the challenges and solutions communities and resident can and are taking to reduce stormwater pollution.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL!
2014 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit III
Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Depot Rd., Greenland, NH
Click hereto register online for the Climate Summit.
For more info contact Steve Miller (603-294-0146) at GBNERR.
25th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
Newport Harbor Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island