Monthly archive for September 2014

2014 King Tide Photo Contest

Thursday, October 9th is KING TIDE DAY! Help us CAPTURE A KING! King Tide is an especially high tide that occurs when the gravitational pull of the sun and moon reinforce one another. This extra-high tide happens twice a year at the times when the moon is closest to the earth. The next king tide in the Seacoast will occur on October 9th, 2014. To learn more about tides and the forces that affect them,

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Shots from the ‘Shed – September 2014

Photos from around the watershed from our readers  Local Portsmouth photographer Kristin Burchsted captured the tall ship schooner Mystic last month when it visited the Prescott Park Fish Pier. Visit Kristin’s photography site she’s awesome! If you have a great photo from your adventures in the estuaries please send it to us so we can share it as our Shot from the ‘Shed! We love to see folks enjoying this amazing place we call home!

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September 2014: Clean Water Community Calendar

Volunteer  & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here Counting baby oysters, pulling garlic mustard, and more!  Get involved in protecting & preserving this fantastic place we call home!   Special Sails on the Gundalow  Public Sails Throughout the Fall  Gundalow Docks, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH  There’s not a lot better than getting out on the water in the cooler fall weather. Our friends at the Gundalow Company are continuing

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September 2014: Watershed Watch

Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans By: US EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program A newly published resource for environmental managers and planners. This publication provides much needed guidance for conducting risk-based climate change vulnerability assessments anddeveloping adaptation action plans. Theworkbook helps users to identify, analyze and prioritize climate change risks. In developing an action plan, it guides users to address their most pressing risks and find appropriate responses. CLICK

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September 2014 Opportunity for Communities

Coastal Resilience Technical Assistance Funding! Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, and natural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are projected to worsen and broaden with the effects of climate change. To help communities address these challenges, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program is requesting letters of intent (LOI) for potential coastal resilience technical assistance projects.   The top priority for this funding

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2014 Land Transaction Grant Recipients Announced

The important work of land protection is not done alone and it certainly is not done without the willingness of land owners. The land protection transaction grant program aims at providing vital support for the costs associated with conserving land.  For many organizations, raising these funds can often be a barrier to successfully completing a conservation project. In early May PREP and the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) jointly issued an RFP for $53,000 in

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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.