Clean Water Community Calendar

As the Community for Clean Water, one of PREP’s goals is to keep you informed on the latest outings, conferences, workshops and FUN happening around our watershed so that you, your family, friends & neighbors can get involved!
Below is our run-down for April. If you have, or know of an event that you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us!
 
Volunteer Opportunities Region Wide!
The Stewardship Network Online Hub
Enjoy spring & get involved in protecting & preserving this fantastic place we call home!

 

TONIGHT! April 3rd
Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers II
7:00pm-9:00pm
Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH
Come for a film screening and post-film discussion with Wendy Lull of the Seacoast Science Center and Jennifer Felt from Conservation Law Foundation led by Ted Diers of the NH DES Watershed Management Bureau. Free & open to all.

 

For more info on the film and the ongoing ocean planning efforts
Wednesday, April 9th
Seacoast Science Cafe: Rain, Roofs & Roads: Hydro-Logical Thinking for a Clean Water Future
Doors at 5pm, Program 6pm-8pm
Portsmouth Brewery, Market Street, Portsmouth

 

Join Alison Watts from UNH and Jamie Houle from the UNH Stormwater Center to talk all things stormwater. Grab a pint of tasty beer and come armed with your questions to have a rich dialogue of the challenges and solutions communities and resident can and are taking to reduce stormwater pollution.
CLICK HERE for more info

FREE & OPEN TO ALL!

Thursday, April 10th 

2014 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit III 

8:30am-3:30pm

Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Depot Rd., Greenland, NH

 

The summit is an annual discussion and collaborative forum among scientists, agencies, municipal leaders, watershed organizations and citizens concerned about increased precipitation, sea level rise, and increased frequency and severity of coastal storms in New Hampshire. The theme of this year’s session is Collaborating for Solutions: Choices Ahead

 

Final Agenda        Click here to register online for the Climate Summit.

 

For more info contact Steve Miller (603-294-0146) at GBNERR.
Friday, April 11th 
Owl Prowl with Center for Wildlife  
6:00pm-7:30pm
Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Rd., Cape Neddick, ME
CLICK HERE for more info or call 207-361-1400

Saturday, April 12th
Gundalow Gatherings: One night, many events, 100’s of stories
6:00pm
Across the Seacoast
Join in on a dinner, a story and great conversations at houses around the Seacoast all to benefit the Gundalow Company’s 2014 education programs.
CLICK HERE for more info or call 603-433-9505 RSVP by April 8th!
Sunday, April 13th
Spring Time Surprises on Mount A
1:00pm-4:00pm
Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Program

Get out on the trails, Aggie Easter Egg Hunt, storywalk, Easter Bunny and more!

CLICK HERE for more the full day’s program
Reservations are required: (207) 361-1102 or robin@agamenticus.org
Saturday, April 19th
Vernal Pools Discovery in Tatnic Woods with GWRLT
9:00am-11:00am
2460 Tatnic Rd., Wells
For more info, directions and details CLICK HERE.

  

Tuesday, April 22nd – EARTH DAY! 
Wells Reserve Earth Day Celebration 
10:00am-1:00pm
Wells Reserve, Wells, ME
Earth Jams concert, Crafts & Games, Beach Clean-up and more!
CLICK HERE for more info

  

April 29-30th

25th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
Newport Harbor Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management will host this valuable conference, it is the premier forum in the Northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS issues and projects. The conference brings together all those in New England and New York State involved in NPS management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments, the private sector, academia, and watershed organizations.  This year’s conference will be the 25th annual iteration of the event and will highlight some unique retrospective content about NPS management.
CLICK HERE for more info
Wednesday, April 30th
NHDES’s 2014 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference 
8:30am – 4:00pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord NH
In partnership with the American Ground Water Trust conference will feature scientists, water supply managers and state and federal officials presenting their work on a range of topics.
For more info, agenda, registration and details CLICK HERE.

Save the Dates & Upcoming Conferences

 
May 19-20th
LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference
Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The conference will focus on local solutions that communities can employ to prepare for the present and changing climate, including extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Sandy.

All public and private stakeholders are invited to join us at the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference to learn how to better prepare and adapt to current and future climate change impacts and ensure the success and resilience of our communities.
CLICK HERE for more info and to register.

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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