Monthly archive for December 2017

December 2017: 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. “Coastal Hazards and Climate Adaptation” Chapter Town of Rye, NH Planning Board On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 the Town of Rye Planning Board adopted a New Chapter in their Master Plan. The new chapter is available online HERE. The Town is continuing their update with three additional chapter updates on Land Use, Natural Resources,

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December 2017: Grant Announcment

Hills Farm, Town of Farmington, NH (Photo: J. Lougee) The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) has announced the Fall 2017 Land Protection Transaction Grants Program awards. A total of $48,680 in grant funds will support conservation work on over 1,000 acres of land. The seven conservation projects provided over $64,000 in matching funds. The Land Protection Transaction Grant Program assists land trusts, conservation organizations, and municipal governments within the coastal watershed with the transaction costs associated

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December 2017: State of Our Estuaries

On Friday, December 8th we released our new 2018 State of Our Estuaries report: a comprehensive report card detailing the health of the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries using 23 environmental, management and social indicators. Our estuaries are valuable ecosystems that provide a multitude of economic services we rely on.  They help protect us from flooding and storm surges during storms; clean and filter pollutants from the water; salt marshes absorb and store more excess human-produced carbon than

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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.