2018 State of Our Estuaries

PREP’s State of Our Estuaries Reports  Every five years, PREP produces a State of Our Estuaries Report that examines environmental indicators of estuarine health, such as bacteria levels, nutrient concentrations, toxic contaminant levels, abundance of shellfish, and land use in the coastal watershed. By examining long-term data sets compiled from a variety of organizations, the report describes the current status of Southeastern New Hampshire and Southern Maine’s estuaries and suggests trends for the future. The report is designed to provide readers with an accurate understanding of environmental trends for the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries so that they may make informed land use and resource management decisions.

CLICK HERE to explore 2013’s Report and supplemental publications.


2018 State of Our Estuaries Conference 

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Downtown Portsmouth, NH 

Stay tuned to this website for up to the minute updates on the process, planning and announcements for the next SOOE!

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.