Special Events

June 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 &

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May 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!  Bird’s eye view of the Piscataqua River SAVE THE DATE NH Department of Environmental Services 2017 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference Thursday, May 18, 2017 Grappone Conference Center Concord, NH Hear presentations about PFCs and other emerging contaminants, land conservation and its benefits to drinking water source protection, status of drought

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April 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!  SAVE THE DATE NH Department of Environmental Services 2017 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference Thursday, May 18, 2017 Grappone Conference Center Concord, NH Hear presentations about PFCs and other emerging contaminants, land conservation and its benefits to drinking water source protection, status of drought and efforts to manage its impacts, and

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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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Special Event: New Climate Change Documentary Special Screening

On November 3rd at UNH’s Memorial Union Building Theater I at 6:30pm join PREP, the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, Union of Concerned Scientists & the UNH Sustainability Institute for a very special, before it’s released in theaters screening of National Geographic’s new documentary, Before the Flood. Watch the trailer HERE.  From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood, presents an engaging account

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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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The Great Bay Clean Up Continues: 2,400 Pounds of Debris Cleaned Up!

A Photo Story by Jill Farrell with photos by The Stewardship Network New England, Emily Lord Volunteers along the shorelines of the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge   In our July issue of Downstream we shared the story of the Great Bay Debris Mapping and Spring Clean Up event. We felt proud of the 367 pounds of trash we gathered that day but also knew that more was out there and more was arriving with each tide, every single day.

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Salmon Falls Watershed Success Safari

Safari participants hear from Patti Connaughton-Burns from Moose Mountains Regional Greenways on Stop #3 of the Safari Bus Tour.   In 2009 PREP helped to form the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative to improve watershed planning and management — and to protect water supply sources — in the Salmon Falls River watershed. Shared by ten NH towns and  eight Maine towns, the Salmon Falls River watershed drains an area of 232.5 square miles. Headwaters for the river originate

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Partner Focus: Bear-Paw Regional Greenways

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways held a Growing the Greenways fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, 2016 which proved to be a resounding success. The Breakfast in the Barn! event was held in the Kitz Barn in Strafford which was built at the Taylor Egg Farm in Madbury in 1837-38. The Kitz family disassembled the barn in 2004 and carefully coded each piece before moving the barn to Strafford. Approximately 100 people attended the fundraiser. The goal was

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October 2015 Shots from the ‘Shed

A shot looking upstream in the Salmon Falls River at the newly improved Mast Point Dam Park in Somersworth. It’s worth a visit now that Timberland employees as part of their annual Servapalooza Volunteer Event built 8 picnic benches, a kayak rack and a stone dust trail along the banks of the river. Coming soon will be a boat launch! Yay for Somersworth!

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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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