Monthly archive for January 2016

January 2016 Clean Water Community Calendar

January 2016 Clean Water Community Calendar

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 January. 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

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Clean Water Champion: Kimberly Reed

PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a monthly feature that profiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month we’re proud to feature a local clean water and climate champion, Kimberly Reed. Kimberly is the Town Planning and Zoning Administrator as well as the Floodplain Manager in Rye. Kimberly is a Seacoast Native growing up on the shores of Great Bay in Greenland. She graduated from UNH with a BA in Political Science in 1989 and

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January 2016: Watershed Watch

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports as well as local, regional and national news. Here is the rundown for January, 2016 New Research Sheds Light on Mercury Pollution in Estuaries, Food Chain By: Dartmouth College Two studies by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues shed new light on mercury pollution in the waters of the northeastern United States, including Great Bay. In the first paper, the researchers

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Feature: Two Conservation Projects Finalized in December

Feature: Two Conservation Projects Finalized in December

It was a great end to 2015 for the watershed and the towns of Epping and Middleton, NH. Over 340 acres combined were permanently conserved with the closing on the Burley Farm and Speltz Property projects. Burley Farm, Epping, NH: 197 acres. The farm off of North River Road in Epping was once an active apple orchard and before that a dairy that sold milk to H.P. Hood, linked by the old B&M Railroad that ran on what it

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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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