Clean Water Champions

Clean Water Champion: Dr. Kalle Matso

This month we’re thrilled to introduce you to our new Coastal Scientist – Dr. Kalle Matso! After a nation-wide search process PREP’s Management Committee Search Committee found Kalle to be the best suited and most skilled to become PREP’s next Coastal Scientist. We thought it’d be fun to have Kalle answer our Clean Water Champion questions so you could get to know him a bit more. PREP: How long have you been a champion for

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November 2014’s Clean Water Champion – Laura Byergo

Laura Byergo – Greenland Conservation Commissioner, Great Bay Steward, Marine Docent & More  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 feature a super person and super volunteer, Laura Byergo. Laura lives on the tidal portion of the Winnicut River in Greenland and she gives of her time freely to help research, protect and preserve the places she loves on the

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Clean Water Champion: August 2014 – Dave Cedarholm

PREP’s Clean Water Champion Dave Cedarholm – Former Town Engineer for Durham    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 are featuring a true clean water champion who has been working for the Town of Durham for the past 9 years, until just last month when he accepted a position with Tighe and Bond in Portsmouth, NH. Dave has been

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July 2014 Clean Water Champion: Abby Gronberg, TIDES Intern

July 2014 Clean Water Champion: Abby Gronberg, TIDES Intern

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 excited to introduce you to PREP and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s summer and fall intern, Abby Gronberg! Abby is part of UNH’s TIDES program – Training for Integration of Decisions and Ecosystems Science. Abby will be working with both PREP and GBNERR staff to synthesize, translate and communicate the science of nutrient

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Clean Water Champion: Chris Keeley

PREP’s Clean Water Champion Chris Keeley – UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Sea Grant & Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve   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 caught up with Chris Keeley who works with both UNH Cooperative Extension and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Chris’ current projects range from climate adaptation planning with Exeter, to green infrastructure projects with the

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Clean Water Champion: Jean Eno

This month we were able to track down the ever-busy, always awesome, super volunteer, Jean Eno. Jean helped to found and now is the Director of the Winnicut River Watershed Coalition, she’s a wonderful naturalist at the Great Bay Discovery Center, is on the board for the York Center for Wildlife, a trustee for the Great Bay Stewards, a board member for the Weeks Brick House & Gardens, travels all over the state with the UNHCE Speaking for Wildlifeprogram, is highly

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Clean Water Champion: Jeff Barnum

Clean Water Champion: Jeff Barnum

Jeff Barnum – the new Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper with Conservation Law Foundation   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 got to catch up with an old friend who’s got a new role, the new Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, Jeff Barnum. Jeff’s long been engaged in the Great Bay watershed  he was most recently the president of the Coastal Conservation Association of NH where he

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Clean Water Champion: Jen Kennedy

Jen Kennedy – Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Jen Kennedy on White Island, Isle of Shoals, Summer 2012 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 catch the very busy Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, Jen Kennedy.  Jen co-founded the BOS with a fellow whale watch naturalist when she felt frustrated with the lack of translation of open

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Clean Water Champion: Kirsten Howard

Kirsten Howard – New NOAA Coastal Management Fellow PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a monthly feature tha tprofiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month we get to say “welcome” to a new champion working for clean water in our watershed – Kirsten Howard. Kirsten was nominated to the fellowship program by Michigan Sea Grant and was matched with the New Hampshire Coastal Program, which is housed at the N.H. Department

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PREP's Clean Water Champion: Jamie Houle

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 caught up with James Houle from the UNH Stormwater Center. Jamie has been instrumental in bringing the extremely valuable research and work of the Stormwater Center to the communities around the Seacoast. Through on the ground projects, public presentations and interactive workshops Jamie has led the charge on green infrastructure and low impact development across the region.

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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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