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CCMP Mid-Point Check-In

It’s amazing to believe that it was over 5 years ago that PREP marked the initiation of our 10-year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) with our Management Committee, partners & esteemed guests. It was a gorgeous mid September Saturday in 2010 when we proudly unveiled the 2010-2020 CCMP to over 50 gathered attendees. It was a the culmination of over a year’s worth of facilitation, stakeholder engagement and strategizing and it was both exciting and

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December 2016 TAC Update

The purpose of TAC Updates and “Thoughts from the Coastal Scientist” is to summarize information (facts and data) from meetings and to articulate other questions, concepts, and connections that the TAC is considering. The information is intended only to help advance TAC discussions and is NOT intended to be used by an individual or group as final or conclusive statements. All information presented through this TAC page during the State of Our Estuaries report development

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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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December 2016: Watershed Watch

New UNH Cooperative Extension Magazine Inaugural Issue By UNH Cooperative Extension Radius is a publication about UNH Cooperative Extension’s work, which focuses on improving the quality of life in New Hampshire through diverse programming and trusted, research-based information. The inaugural issue is about the work of their 4,270 volunteers who give of their time and talent to make an impact across the state of NH including fabulous volunteers from the Coastal Research Volunteer program and The

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PREP Welcomes 6 New Management Committee Members

December 1, 2016 At next Tuesday’s quarterly PREP Management Committee Meeting PREP is excited to welcome six new members to our esteemed Management Committee. As PREP goes into 2017 the Management Committee will play an integral role in the development and roll-out of the 2018 State of Our Estuaries Report, Conference and Website. They will also help to champion PREP’s work in establishing a monitoring collaborative, as well as continue the important work of guiding

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2015-2016 PREPA Grant Program Final Reports

  The 2015 PREPA Grant Program projects closed October 1, 2016. For the eleven grant projects $75,864.14 money was allocated (projects ranging from just over $4,700 up to $10,000) and $96,059.37 have been leveraged as match (non-federal cash and in-kind). Projects resulted in the following products and outcomes: Wetland evaluation conducted for one community and assistance for designating a salt marsh as prime wetland in one community (note—the prime wetlands designation process is still underway and is expected to

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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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November 2016: Watershed Watch

November 2016: Watershed Watch

2016 King Tide Coverage & Photos  By WMUR In October the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup hosted a wildly successful King Tide Photo Contest. TONIGHT at the film screening we’ll announce the winners & showcase all the submissions! And check out the great story airedon WMUR featuring PREP Management Committee members Rayanne Dionne and Jay Diener from Hampton. The contest received 135 photo entries, 10 of the photos will be on display at White Heron Tea

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Drink Wine – Help Restore Oysters!

Drink Wine - Help Restore Oysters!

L to R: Ellie Baker (formally of TNC); Amanda Moeser (TNC); Simone Barley-Greenfield (NHDES /PREP ); Berlin Crystal Kelly & Brian Thurber (Proud Pour), on the docks at Adam’s Point during a site visit in August. Photo by Jill Farrell from PREP. Wine drinkers rejoice – now while you sip on a lovely Sauvignon Blanc you’ll be helping to restore oysters to Great Bay. We’re really excited to announce the launch of a new partnership that will

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National Estuaries Week 2016

In late September, people all around the country celebrate National Estuaries Week. Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook are New Hampshire’s estuaries – economically and ecologically valuable and unique places where fresh river water and salt water from the ocean come together. Since you live in the seacoast region, you may have celebrated National Estuaries Week without even knowing it. If you ate an oyster or had fish for dinner or went boating on any of the

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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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