Clean Water Champions

June 2017: Gulf of Maine Council Awards

You have already seen the short piece of the Gulf of Maine Council Awards for 2017 for the Town of Exeter, NH and Sally Soule, Coastal Watershed Supervisor at NHDES, however the full awards were announced last evening at the awards ceremony, and we at PREP would like to take this time to recognize the winners in our region. CLICK HERE for a full list of the 2017 Gulf of Maine Council award winners. Susan

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June 2017: Celebrating Retirement

This summer our region celebrates three outstanding individuals as they prepare for retirement. We cannot thank each one of you enough for your dedication to protect natural resources, work with communities and legislators, and research our environment. We will be a little less whole with your retirements, but we wish you all well in your next endeavors! Don’t be strangers. Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director,  Rockingham Planning Commission Cliff Sinnott has been a planner at the Rockingham

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December 2016: Clean Water Champions

We thought it’d be a fun way to get to know the new PREP Management Committee members by having them each answer one of our Clean Water Champion questions. PREP: How long have you been a champion for clean water? Erik Chapman, NH Sea Grant: I’m not sure I would call myself a champion for clean water, but I do hope that I’ve been able to make even a small difference by helping people act as responsible

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November 2016 Clean Water Champion: Emily Lord

November 2016 Clean Water Champion: Emily Lord

This month’s Clean Water Champion is most definitely a champion and a super talented photographer and energetic steward of lands and waters! Emily Lord is the Stewardship Outreach Coordinator with UNH Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) and is a team member of UNHCE’s the Stewardship Network: New England initiative to mobilize volunteers to care for and study New Hampshire’s land and waters. Prior to joining UNHCE in late 2015, Emily was the Education Director for the NH Association

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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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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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June 2016 Clean Water Champion: Rayann Dionne

This month we’re happy to introduce you to another new PREP Management Committee member and awesome champion for clean water in the Hampton-Seabrook estuary! Rayann Dionne is the Conservation Coordinator for the Town of Hampton and has been an active member of the Seabrook-Hamptons Estuaries Alliance. Rayann brings an infectious energy and a true pride of mission to her work on protecting and preserving the Hampton-Seabrook estuary. We are so proud to have her join our Management

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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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Clean Water Champion: Kimberly Reed

PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a monthly feature that profiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month we’re proud to feature a local clean water and climate champion, Kimberly Reed. Kimberly is the Town Planning and Zoning Administrator as well as the Floodplain Manager in Rye. Kimberly is a Seacoast Native growing up on the shores of Great Bay in Greenland. She graduated from UNH with a BA in Political Science in 1989 and

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October 2015 Clean Water Champion

Simone Barley-Greenfield This month we’re so excited to introduce you to New Hampshire’s new NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Simone Barley-Greenfield. Simone’s here in the Seacoast for the next two years working on The Social Indicators Project (read about in the feature story this month) but we thought it’d be fun to get to know her a bit more beyond her professional capacity. Simone’s new to the region and is excited for a real New England winter

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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.

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