Monthly archive for October 2013

Clean Water Community Calendar: October 2013

Clean Water Community Calendar: October 2013

As the Community for Clean Water, one of PREP’s goals is to keep you informed on the latest outings, conferences, workshops and FUN happening around our watershed so that you, your family, friends & neighbors can get involved! Below is our run-down for October. If you have, or know of an event that you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us!   Saturday, September 28th NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY –

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Grant Opportunities: October 2013

Northeast Regional Ocean Council Municipal Coastal Resilience Grants The Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) is pleased to announce a small grants program and continuation of its municipal coastal resilience initiative. NROC seeks proposals from coastal communities in New England to improve resilience to coastal storms and effects of sea level rise. Specifically, NROC seeks to fund activities that meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) to improve participation

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Clean Water Champion: Kirsten Howard

Kirsten Howard – New NOAA Coastal Management Fellow PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a monthly feature tha tprofiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month we get to say “welcome” to a new champion working for clean water in our watershed – Kirsten Howard. Kirsten was nominated to the fellowship program by Michigan Sea Grant and was matched with the New Hampshire Coastal Program, which is housed at the N.H. Department

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Monitoring Program Update

Monitoring Program Update  As part of PREP’s ongoing commitment to monitoring the health of our estuaries PREP planned and implemented a comprehensive monitoring program for eelgrass in Summer and Fall of 2013. The program has three components: Collection of high quality aerial Coastal Scientist Phil Trowbridge uses an underwater camera to capture images of eelgrass beds   imagery, photointerpretation of the imagery to map eelgrass beds, and groundtruthing to verify the accuracy of the eelgrass maps. Qualified

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Watershed Watch: October 2013

Watershed Watch: October 2013

Watershed Watch  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.   Prepare. Protect. Portsmouth. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation Plan By: City of Portsmouth & Partners The City of Portsmouth was one of five communities selected for a pilot program

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Celebrate the 25th Annual National Estuaries Day – Toast the Coast

Celebrate the 25th Annual National Estuaries Day - Toast the Coast

This Saturday we celebrate the 25th Annual National Estuaries Day. The purpose of National Estuaries Day, first observed in 1988, is to promote the importance of coastal environments where rivers meet the sea. Nationwide, approximately 110 million people, or more than half of all Americans, live near an estuary and enjoy the many benefits estuaries provide. More than 25% of New Hampshire’s population call the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook Estuaries home, more than 375,000 people. Great Bay

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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.

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