Monthly archive for March 2013

New Castle’s Fertilizer Education Efforts

New Castle's Fertilizer Education Efforts

The Town of New Castle has recently adopted a wonderful public education program called Lawns to Lobsters which is aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizers and pesticides running off of neighborhood lawns. The program is part of a larger effort by the New Castle Conservation Commission to curb water pollution into the Great Bay Estuary from the island community. Being an island community and sitting at the mouth of the estuary, the town of New

Read more

Watershed Watch: March 2013

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it. Picking Our Battles: Enhancing Success of Invasive Plant Control Projects By: NH Fish & Game With the help of over 120 different community members, NH Fish & Game has developed town customized

Read more

March 2013 update from PREP

Well it seems this is the winter that will never end. There’s been plenty of opportunities for all those great snowy endeavors we all missed so much last year – snowshoeing at Ordiorne State Park, cross country skiing on the Rockingham Rec Trail and ice fishing on the Bellamy Reservoir. If you’re out and about enjoying our Seacoast in the winter share your tales with us on our Facebook page. We love to see folks enjoying our wonderful lands and waters. Though your yard

Read more

PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.