Monthly archive for October 2016

Special Event: New Climate Change Documentary Special Screening

On November 3rd at UNH’s Memorial Union Building Theater I at 6:30pm join PREP, the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, Union of Concerned Scientists & the UNH Sustainability Institute for a very special, before it’s released in theaters screening of National Geographic’s new documentary, Before the Flood. Watch the trailer HERE.  From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood, presents an engaging account

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National Estuaries Week 2016

In late September, people all around the country celebrate National Estuaries Week. Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook are New Hampshire’s estuaries – economically and ecologically valuable and unique places where fresh river water and salt water from the ocean come together. Since you live in the seacoast region, you may have celebrated National Estuaries Week without even knowing it. If you ate an oyster or had fish for dinner or went boating on any of the

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Clean Water Champion: Ted Hartmann

As our continuing coverage of the Great Bay Clean Up we’re thrilled to feature Ted Hartmann, founding member of the fantastic Great Bay Gunners, a social hunting and outdoors club, who helped to clean 1,500 pounds of trash off Great Bay’s shores! Ted’s pride for his home shores and for protecting his fun is incredibly inspiring, he is a true steward in the purest sense of the word. Ted is a native of Greenland, NH and

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October 2016: Watershed Watch

Gulf of Maine Climate Impacts & Outlook: July – Autumn 2016 By Gulf of Maine Council & NOAA The Gulf of Maine region experienced hot and dry conditions this summer, with coastal portions of Massachusetts and New Hampshire reaching “extreme drought” status by late summer. The newly released Climate Impacts & Outlook report looks back at the summer’s trends and record setting heat as well as forecasts expected conditions for Autumn into early winter, 2016.

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The Great Bay Clean Up Continues: 2,400 Pounds of Debris Cleaned Up!

A Photo Story by Jill Farrell with photos by The Stewardship Network New England, Emily Lord Volunteers along the shorelines of the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge   In our July issue of Downstream we shared the story of the Great Bay Debris Mapping and Spring Clean Up event. We felt proud of the 367 pounds of trash we gathered that day but also knew that more was out there and more was arriving with each tide, every single day.

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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.