Feature Stories

November 2017: State of Our Estuaries

2018 State of Our Estuaries It has been over 18 months since PREP started planning and gearing up for the 2018 State of Our Estuaries report, and we are now counting down the last 30 days until we release the report at the upcoming State of Our Estuaries conference on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Portsmouth Harbor Events Center, Portsmouth, NH. The full day conference is the culmination of an incredible amount of work

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November 2017: Community Calendar

Here’s a listing of some fantastic partner organizations that have ongoing events, even in winter, please join in! Get out there and enjoy YOUR estuary!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here   Looking for Coastal Research Volunteers for NH Sea Grant! The Coastal Research Volunteers Hub Connect Here Explore Great Bay at the Great Bay Discovery Center Ongoing events  Click here for the

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November 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. SURVEY: Dover Climate Chapter Strafford Regional Planning Commission & University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Calling all Dover residents! The City of Dover is developing a new Master Plan Chapter focused on the impacts of climate change, and your input is needed! An online survey is available through November 10 for

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October 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. Assessing the Effects of Rising Groundwater from Sea Level Rise on the Service Life of Pavements in Coastal Road Infrastructure University of New Hampshire: Jayne F. Knott, Mohamed Elshaer, Jo Sias Daniel, Jennifer M. Jacobs, and Paul Kirshen We know that coastal communities are vulnerable to the effects of sea-level rise

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October 2017: Great Bay Cleanup

Great Bay Cleanup 2017 Cleanup volunteers at the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH. (Photo by Emily Lord) Continuing a Partnership In 2016, you may remember our Great Bay Debris Mapping and Spring Cleanup and our Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge fall cleanups with the Great Bay Gunners and volunteers. After a successful year, and knowing there would unfortunately be more trash arriving with each tide, we decided to continue partnering with The Stewardship Network: New

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October 2017: Community Calendar

Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here Looking for Coastal Research Volunteers for NH Sea Grant! The Coastal Research Volunteers Hub Connect Here Explore Great Bay at the Great Bay Discovery Center Ongoing events Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & OldSoutheast Land Trust of New Hampshire Ongoing Events Click Here for their CalendarThe Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Chapter Ongoing Events Click Here for their Calendar

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September 2017: Community Calendar

Here’s a listing of some fantastic partner organizations that have ongoing events, even in winter, please join in! Get out there and enjoy YOUR estuary!  Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here Looking for Coastal Research Volunteers for NH Sea Grant! The Coastal Research Volunteers Hub Connect Here Explore Great Bay at the Great Bay Discovery Center Ongoing events Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old

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September 2017: Clean Water Champion

PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a feature that profiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month PREP is welcoming our new intern, Trevor Mattera to the team. Trevor will be working on a number of projects with PREP over the next year including the State of Our Estuaries report and conference, the Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan update, the Piscataqua Region Environmental Planning Assessment, and many more. What better

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September 2017: Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative Success Safari

Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative at the Keay Brook Preserve in Berwick, Maine. It’s been eight years since the inception of the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative– a collaborative group of partners working to improve watershed planning and management in the Salmon Falls River watershed. The Salmon Falls watershed is one of a handful of subwatersheds that make up the Piscataqua Region watershed. Encompassing ten communities in New Hampshire and eight communities in Maine, the entire watershed is

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August 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. When Rising Seas Hit Home By Union of Concerned Scientists A National Assessment produced by the Union of Concern Scientists identifies when US coastal communities will face a level of disruptive flooding that affects people’s homes, routines, and livelihoods. The assessment highlights what is at stake as we fight to address

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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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