Clean Water Community Calendar: July 2013

Sunday, June 30th
NH Surfrider Beach Clean-Up
3:00pm
The Wall (12th St.) at Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop

Wednesday, July 3rd
Contemporary Coastal Issues Sail aboard the Gundalow with UNH Stormwater Center
Evenings throughout the summer
Gundalow docks, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

This series is FREE FOR TOWN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
Join Jamie Houle, Program Manager for UNH Stormwater Center aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua for a sunset sail while learning about up to date solutions to pollution.
Call the Gundalow Office 603-433-9505 to reserve your spot on these cruises.

For more info visit the Gundlow’s website.

Wednesday, July 10th
Contemporary Coastal Issues Sail aboard the Gundalow with Heather Ballestero from UNH
Evenings throughout the summer
Gundalow docks, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

This series is FREE FOR TOWN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
Dr. Ballestero will discuss the fate of oil after it’s spilled in marine environments and the human dimensions of oil spills. Specific examples will include the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico.
Call the Gundalow Office 603-433-9505 to reserve your spot on these cruises.
For more info visit the Gundlow’s website.

Monday, July 15th
Paddle the Salmon Falls River with AWWA

9:00am – 3:00pm

Launching spot on Hopper Rd., Acton, Maine, 1/2 mi. North of the Dam

This is a terrific opportunity to learn about the plants that live in the river and how to spot problem invaders.  Laurie Callahan and Melissa Brandt of the York County Invasive Aquatic Species Project (YCIASP) will lead a morning workshop and an afternoon paddle session. During the morning workshop, from 9-12, attendees will learn about invasive aquatic species of concern in southern Maine and New Hampshire and basic identification techniques – with a PowerPoint presentation and some live plant samples. Then, during the afternoon paddle, the group will head out onto the river from 1-3 to see what’s there and to use their “new-found” knowledge – checking plants that we see to determine if they are native species or ones we need to suspect as possible invaders.  YCIASP is a grant funded project sponsored by York County Soil & Water Conservation District. Lunch will be provided. (Paddling portion rain date is Friday, July 19.)

Preregistration is required for all paddles and space is limited so call or email AWWA today – (603) 473-2500 or info@AWwatersheds.org.

Wednesday, July 17th
Contemporary Coastal Issues Sail aboard the Gundalow with Ray Grizzle (UNH) & Ray Konisky (The Nature Conservancy)Gundalow
Evenings throughout the summer
Gundalow docks, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

This series is  FREE FOR TOWN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS! 

UNH Zoology Professor Ray Grizzle joins Ray Konisky, marine conservation ecologist for The Nature Conservancy, with an update on oyster restoration and other efforts to protect the estuary.
Call the Gundalow Office 603-433-9505 to reserve your spot on these cruises.
For more info visit the Gundlow’s website.
Wednesday, July 17th
GBNERR’s Bayviews Program: Wild Edibles
7:00pm

Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland

Russ Cohen and his wife Ellen have hosted eight “Harvest Parties” for which they prepared several dozen dishes (appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, desserts, condiments, and hot and cold beverages), utilizing wild ingredients they foraged for themselves! Learn how!

Free (donations accepted). Light refreshments served. No registration required.

For more info visit GBNERR’s Website.

Thursday, July 18th
Paddle the Salmon Falls River with AWWA
9:30am – 12:00pm

Launching Spot on Hopper Rd., Acton, Maine, 1/2 mile north of the damP1040488

Join AWWA’s Linda Schier and members of the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative as they explore the midsummer river activity and share stories about the work they are doing to protect the river from its headwaters to the sea. The Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative, an ambitious inter-state effort to protect drinking water supplies for more than 47,000 residents in Maine and New Hampshire, has been named a 2012 U.S. Water Prize award winner by The Clean Water America Alliance.

Preregistration is required for all paddles and space is limited so call or email AWWA today – (603) 473-2500 or info@AWwatersheds.org.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 20th  

Aerial Bug Squad: Bats! 
7:00pm-8:30pm
Summit of Mount Agamenticus, Cape Neddick, ME

Join the Center for Wildlife at the Summit of Mount A. for a new view of bats from their natural history to their unique physique, study bats and their impact on New England ecology. Play a game of “Bat & Moth” & use a sonar detector to find them in flight.

Reservations are Required. Email for reservations. Suggested donation of $5 per person. Visit the Center for Wildlife website for more info.

Monday, July 22nd  

Managing Stormwater in Your Community
9:00am
City of Somersworth, NH

Join the Wells Reserve Coastal Training Program (CTP) and the City of Somersworth NH’s City Planner Dave Sharples on a guided tour through the city examining examples of sustainable development practices that will reduce polluted runoff from developed areas. Mr. Sharples will explain benefits and hardships Somersworth faced along the way with adopting and implementing Low Impact Development (LID). Including: feasibility, funding and gaining support in the area.

REGISTER HERE

For more info contact Mike Mahoney via email mmahoney@anitoch.edu or phone (207) 646-1555.
Tuesday, July 23rd

Water, Weather, Climate & Community Workshop VII: How is Climate Change Affecting NH’s Wildlife Right Now?

5:00pm-8:30pm

Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland, NH
Join conservation planners, wildlife enthusiasts, and neighbors in this workshop hosted by the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup and National Wildlife Federation. Everyone interested in wildlife is welcome! Bring a co-worker, friend, neighbor or family members!

Workshop is FREE, but space is limited. A light dinner will be provided.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – register by July 19th.

Contact Sharon Hughes via email sharon.hughes@unh.edu or phone (603-862-1029) with any questions.

 

Wednesday, July 24th   
Contemporary Coastal Issues Sail on the Gundalow with Rachel Rouillard from PREP 
Evenings throughout the summer
Gundalow docks, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

This series is FREE FOR TOWN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Join PREP’s own Rachel Rouillard aboard the Gundaow Piscataquafor a sunset sail in the estuary. Learn about PREP’s monitoring work, our State of Our Estuaries Report & the “What you can Do” tips for keeping the places we love clean & healthy.

Call the Gundalow Office 603-433-9505 TWO WEEKS prior to the sail date to reserve your spot on these cruises.
For more info visit the Gundlow’s website.
Thursday, July 25th 
Land Conservation & Estate Planning Workshop
7:00pm-9:00pm
New Durham Public Library, New Durham, NH
Join the Moose Mountains Regional Greenways Director of Land Conservation Keith Fletcher and Kathryn Williams, Estate Planner to discuss conservation easements, trusts and other ways to ensure the legacy of your land.
Event is free. Pre-Registration is suggested.
CLICK HERE to pre-register.
Tuesday, July 30th 
Phenology Monitoring Training 
9:00am – 11:30am
Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland, NH
Phenology is the study of the seasonal timing of cyclical life events, such as animal migration; insect emergence; plant leafing, blooming and color changing; egg-laying; and emergence from hibernation. Join NH Sea Grant in the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center for this informative and hands-on training that will teach you how to collect important climate change data in your own backyard! Space is limited to 20 participants.

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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