Estuaries News & Events

Here’s where you’ll find all the latest research, volunteer opportunities and stories about the places we love. This is our blog and we update it regularly. Scan on the right side for different areas of interest.

July 2015: Shots From the ‘Shed

Humpback whale taking a deeper dive out at Jeffreys Ledge earlier this month. 

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July 2015: Watershed Watch

July 2015: Watershed Watch

New Report Restore America’s Estuaries Impact Assessment By: Restore America’s EstuariesRestore America’s Estuaries recently released a new report “Impact Assessment: Federal Coastal Habitat Investments Support People, Fish, and Wildlife” which highlights the cascading positive impacts that coastal habitat restoration has on job creation, tourism, fisheries production, recreation, and human health. Positive impacts are summarized through a series of 9 case studies across the coast including: Liberty Bay Oyster Restoration, WA San Diego Bay Salt Marsh

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Feature – Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Feature - Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Back in March, PREP announced a one-time grants program to assist communities in implementing the 2015 PREPA recommendations. This month, PREP is excited to announce 11 communities within the region were granted awards totaling nearly $85,000!  The communities and a summary of their projects are listed in the table below. Projects range from increasing shoreland setbacks for primary structures, adopting fertilizer application setbacks, adopting the Southeast Watershed Alliance model stormwater management regulations, and applying to the FEMA Community

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Clean Water Community Calendar: June 2015

Clean Water Community Calendar: June 2015

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 throughout the spring Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old The Gundalow Sails Again – Summer 2015 – Daily Sails in the estuary! Click here for the list of sailing trip

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Clean Water Champion: Rob Wofchuck

This month we’re happy to feature Chair of the Brentwood Conservation Commission, Rob Wofchuck. Rob was born in New Jersey and moved to Brentwood in 2004 and immediately joined the Conservation Commission. Rob also served on the town Planning Board and as the picture below shows, he’s an avid fisherman. He is involved with Great Bay Trout Unlimited and currently on the Board of Three Rivers Stocking Association as well as serves on the land protection

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Watershed Watch: June 2015

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. Here is the rundown for June, 2015. US EPA New Clean Water Rule by: US EPA In late May the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to better clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of

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Feature: Announcing the NH Shoreline Management Stories Series!

By: Brendan Newell, Kirsten Howard, and Cathy Coletti New Hampshire is looking ahead for opportunities to make our special Seacoast more resilient to sea-level rise and storms. Shorelines – dynamic areas where people love to be – are often at the front line of coastal hazards. New Hampshire’s approximately 235 miles of tidally-influenced shoreline is a hotbed of culture, history, and commerce, and features some of the state’s rarest habitats such as dunes and salt

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May 2015 Clean Water Community Calendar

Volunteer & Citizen Science Opportunities Region Wide! The Stewardship Network Online Hub Connect Here Explore Great Bay at the Great Bay Discovery Center Ongoing events throughout the spring Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old The Gundalow Sails Again – Starting Memorial Day! Click here for the list of sailing trip options Saturday, May 9th Great Works Regional Land Trust Spring Hike  2:00pm-4:00pm Old Country Road, South Berwick, ME Join Board

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May 2015 Clean Water Champion: Malin Clyde

We’re so thrilled to feature the fantastic Malin Clyde from UNH Cooperative Extension this month as our Clean Water Champion. Malin’s tireless efforts as Project Manager helped to form and launch The Stewardship Network: New England a network to connect, equip and mobilize people and organizations to care for and study the lands and waters in our communities. With spring finally having sprung we think it’s an awesome time to get out and lend a hand,

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Watershed Watch: May 2015

New NHDES and UNH GRANIT Coastal NH Online Mapping Tool: NH Coastal Viewer In March, NH DES in collaboration with UNH GRANIT and other project partners launched the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool. This new tool provides anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and make and share their own customized maps.The NH Coastal Viewer is intended for a wide variety of users who

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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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