Monthly archive for August 2015

Shots From the ‘Shed

David O’Hearn sent in this great shot of him with a lobster from Great Bay on July 3, 2015. That looks delicious David! Thanks for sending along!

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August 2015 Clean Water Community Calendar

August 2015 Clean Water Community Calendar

Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here Looking for Coastal Research Volunteers for NH Sea Grant! The Coastal Research Volunteers Hub Connect Here Explore Great Bay at the Great Bay Discovery Center Ongoing events throughout the spring Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old Sailing on The Gundalow – Summer 2015 – Daily Sails in the estuary! Click here for the list of sailing trip

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SELT’s TrailFest on August 29th

SELT's TrailFest on August 29th

PARTNER FOCUS SELT’s Inaugural TrailFest Fundraiser Saturday, August 29th When: Saturday, August 29th Where: Tucker and French Family Forest, Kingston, NH Join SELT for a trailrunning festival to help raise funds for SELT’s important land conservation work.  Come out and enjoy the newly conserved land and trails of the Tucker and French forest. Get a workout in a 4-mile or 10-mile trail run and then enjoy food, live music and beers. There’s a kids’ fun run, kids

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August 2015: Watershed Watch

August 2015: Watershed Watch

Conference Materials Available! 4th Annual Climate Summit Materials and Resources Now Online.  By: Great Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveOn June 19th a full house crowded into the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn about the latest in regional, national and global climate science. PREP staff presented the recent PREPA Climate Data. All of the conference materials, resources and participant list is now available online at NHCAW Blog.

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August 2015 Feature: PREP’s Staff is Growing!

August 2015 Feature: PREP's Staff is Growing!

PREP Welcomes a New Technical Assistance Program Manager! Rachel and Abby on the PREP Staff Great Bay tour in July.  Greetings Friends and Colleagues: It is my pleasure to share some excellent news with you all:  as of this week, Abby Gronberg has joined the PREP staff as a Technical Assistance Program Manager. Abby is a UNH graduate who recently earned her MS in Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Science, Policy, and Management. We came to know Abby when we hired her

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July 2015: Shots From the ‘Shed

Humpback whale taking a deeper dive out at Jeffreys Ledge earlier this month. 

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July 2015: Watershed Watch

July 2015: Watershed Watch

New Report Restore America’s Estuaries Impact Assessment By: Restore America’s EstuariesRestore America’s Estuaries recently released a new report “Impact Assessment: Federal Coastal Habitat Investments Support People, Fish, and Wildlife” which highlights the cascading positive impacts that coastal habitat restoration has on job creation, tourism, fisheries production, recreation, and human health. Positive impacts are summarized through a series of 9 case studies across the coast including: Liberty Bay Oyster Restoration, WA San Diego Bay Salt Marsh

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Feature – Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Feature - Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Back in March, PREP announced a one-time grants program to assist communities in implementing the 2015 PREPA recommendations. This month, PREP is excited to announce 11 communities within the region were granted awards totaling nearly $85,000!  The communities and a summary of their projects are listed in the table below. Projects range from increasing shoreland setbacks for primary structures, adopting fertilizer application setbacks, adopting the Southeast Watershed Alliance model stormwater management regulations, and applying to the FEMA Community

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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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