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!
Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers II
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.
Thursday, April 10th
2014 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit III
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.
Owl Prowl with Center for Wildlife
Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Rd., Cape Neddick, ME
Saturday, April 12th
Gundalow Gatherings: One night, many events, 100’s of stories
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.
for more info or call 603-433-9505 RSVP by April 8th
Sunday, April 13th
Spring Time Surprises on Mount A
Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Program
Get out on the trails, Aggie Easter Egg Hunt, storywalk, Easter Bunny and more!
Vernal Pools Discovery in Tatnic Woods with GWRLT
Tuesday, April 22nd – EARTH DAY!
Wells Reserve Earth Day Celebration
Wells Reserve, Wells, ME
Earth Jams concert, Crafts & Games, Beach Clean-up and more!
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.
NHDES’s 2014 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference
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
LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference
Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
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.