Monthly archive for September 2016

Shots from the ‘Shed

On August 22nd PREP along with our awesome partners at The Nature Conservancy welcomed the folks from Proud Pour to the docks at Adam’s Point. Proud Pour pairs wines with solutions to local environmental problems. Their first wine, The Oyster, is a Sauvignon Blanc that restores 100 wild oysters per bottle. It also happens to be the perfect pair to your oyster or seafood plate. PREP and TNC are partnering with Proud Pour to bring The Oyster wine to

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Clean Water Champion: David Green

Building off our FEATURE STORY this month on Rochester’s Wastewater Treatment Plant achievements we’re so happy to feature David Green, chief plant operator. It’s been under David’s strong leadership along with his fantastic staff that Rochester has been able to achieve the advancements they have. David has worked for the City of Rochester in their Public Works department for 28 years and was born and raised in Rochester. He has an infectious pride for his

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September 2016: Watershed Watch

Carsey School New Research Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists: A Community Rights Movement Transcends Party, Age & Gender By UNH Carsey School of Public Policy This study focuses on an instance of sustained local activism in which citizens in three New Hampshire communities mobilized to protect community groundwater against threats from commercial use. A key finding – Unlike other natural resource and environmental issues, threats to community water precipitate a high level of concern and activism,

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Rochester’s Treatment Plant & the Win-Win-Win that Results in Cleaner Water

By Kalle Matso, PREP Coastal Science Program Manager These are the stories that make people interested in collaboration. A food company in Greenville, NH needs to find a new place to dispose of acetic acid, left over from its mustard, vinegar and fruit juice production. A city that discharges cleaned up wastewater into the Cocheco River needs a carbon source to feed the microbes upon which its operations depend. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services,

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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.