Monthly archive for April 2013

2013 Land Protection Transaction Grants – Funds Available

  The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) is offering matching grants of up to $5,000 per project to assist with transaction costs for permanent land protection projects (conservation easements, full fee acquisitions, donations) within the Piscataqua Region coastal watershed area (coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine). Grants can be awarded to either qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations or units of government. Currently, a total of $30,000 is available for the 2013 grant round,

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Southeast Watershed Alliance's Stormwater Standards

It’s widely understood that in areas with faster rates of development the spread of the impervious surface is increased. Impervious surfaces are areas that don’t let water infiltrate into the ground like parking lots and roofs. Because water can’t infiltrate it runs off and it picks up all the dirt, litter, oils and pollutants with it and this results in elevated levels of pollution into our waterways – this is stormwater pollution. Not only is

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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.