Monthly archive for April 2016

April 2016: 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   Sunday, April 17th MMRG’s Annual Meeting & Silent Auction  12:30pm-4:30pm Kingswood Golf Club, Wolfeboro, NH CLICK HERE for more info. Wednesday, April 20th

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Town Achievements: Kittery’s Spruce Creek Watershed-Based Management Plan and Watershed Improvement Project

Photo of the mid-estuary data sonde location in Spruce Creek – Photo from FB Environmental FB Environmental Associates has been assisting the Town of Kittery, the Spruce Creek Association, and their partners for the last seven years to assess and restore this important, beautiful and impaired estuarine waterbody.  Spruce Creek is impaired for non-point source pollution (septic systems, fecal coliform and runoff). Using the Maine Department of Environmental Protection 319 grants since 2008 the effort

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April 2016: Clean Water Champion, Annie Cox

This month we’re excited to introduce you to our newest Management Committee member, Annie Cox from the Annie Cox  from the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. As the Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Annie helps develop and organize workshops and trainings for professionals working with and making decisions that affect our natural resources.  Annie holds a masters in Ecological Design from the Conway School. She became interested in land use planning issues during her Peace Corps service teaching

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April 2016: Watershed Watch

New Report: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment  By US Global Change Research Program This report finds that “every American is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change.” Drawing from decades of scientific advances regarding the impacts of climate change, the report strengthens our understanding of the significant threat that climate change poses to the health of all Americans. Explore the report HERE.      VIDEO:

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April Feature: Newly Released Coastal Risks & Hazards Commission Report

Newly Released Coastal Risks & Hazards Commission Report After two and a half years of study, the New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission released its draft report for public comment today at a special meeting with coastal area lawmakers at Brown’s Lobster Pound. The draft report, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation, summarizes New Hampshire’s vulnerabilities to projected coastal flood hazards and puts forth recommendations to minimize risk and

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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.