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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: 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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July 2017: Moose Plate Grant Announcement

The NH State Conservation Committee (SCC) announced the availability of the 2018 Conservation “Moose Plate” Grant application. Funds are available for projects that support and promote programs and partnerships that protect, restore, and enhance the state’s valuable resources. Eligible applicants include: Municipalities County Conservation Districts Qualified Non-Profit Organizations engaged in conservation programs Public and private schools (K-12) County Cooperative Extension natural resource programs and Scout groups Grant applications are due September 15, 2017. Awards will be

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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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Partner Focus

Great Bay Reserve Manager Cory Riley Honored as Fearless Advocate of Great Bay!  PREP’s Management Committee Chair and the Reserve Manager for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was recently awarded the prestigious “Award for Outstanding Contributions” to the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS).  The award was jointly presented at the NERRS Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, by Erica Seiden, Program Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal

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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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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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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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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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