Monthly archive for October 2015

October 2015 Shots from the ‘Shed

A shot looking upstream in the Salmon Falls River at the newly improved Mast Point Dam Park in Somersworth. It’s worth a visit now that Timberland employees as part of their annual Servapalooza Volunteer Event built 8 picnic benches, a kayak rack and a stone dust trail along the banks of the river. Coming soon will be a boat launch! Yay for Somersworth!

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October 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 Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old Sailing on The Gundalow Through October! Click here for the list of sailing trip options TODAY – October 1st EPA WEBINAR: Stormwater Standards for the

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October 2015 Clean Water Champion

Simone Barley-Greenfield This month we’re so excited to introduce you to New Hampshire’s new NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Simone Barley-Greenfield. Simone’s here in the Seacoast for the next two years working on The Social Indicators Project (read about in the feature story this month) but we thought it’d be fun to get to know her a bit more beyond her professional capacity. Simone’s new to the region and is excited for a real New England winter

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October 2015 Watershed Watch

New EPA Report: Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty By: Rand Corporation for US EPA EPA and its state and local partners develop implementation plans designed to meet total maximum daily load (TMDL) water quality standards. Uncertainty regarding the impacts of climate change and other drivers may make it difficult for these plans to meet their goals. But the methods and processes used to develop implementation plans typically do not address uncertainty in

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Research Feature: Developing Social Indicators for PREP Estuaries

New PREP Led Research Project: Developing Social Indicators for the Piscataqua Region Estuaries By: Jill Farrell, PREP Community Impact Program Manager and Simone Barley-Greenfield, NH DES Coastal Program/NOAA Coastal Management Fellow BY JILL: The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program matches top-notch recently graduated Masters degree recipients with state Coastal Zone Management Programs for a two-year fellowship project focused on some aspect of coastal management. NH was lucky enough to receive one fellow 2 years ago, Kirsten Howard.

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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.