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.

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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Kittery Land Trust Works to Protect the Brave Boat Headwaters

Nestled in the heart of Brave Boat Harbor between Route 103, Bartlett and Payne Roads the Brave Boat Headwaters Project is part of the largest natural block of land remaining in Kittery, Maine. The Kittery Land Trust (KLT) sought to protect this property about two years ago purchasing a 60-acre lot originally slotted to become a 27-lot subdivision. Following the initial purchase, landowners were inspired and committed to conserving an additional 90 acres  Once complete, the Brave Boat Headwaters

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Summer 2015 Land Transaction Grant Funds Now Available

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSACTION COSTS FOR PERMANENT LAND PROTECTION IN COASTAL WATERSHED The GBRPP and PREP release a request for proposals from land conservation organizations for $23,225 in funding to use for land transaction costs. The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) and PREP are issuing a request for proposals for the June 2015 Land Conservation Transaction Grants Program. This matching grants program is aimed at assisting land trusts, conservation organizations and municipal governments within the Piscataqua

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Shots From the ‘Shed

From Photographer David Lee Willson: “Sunrise on 40+” of snow on the banks of Colcord Pond. In the patches of dense pine the snow drifts kept it to 20.” David lives in Exeter and has been documenting the gift that is Colcord Pond for 10 years, explore it on his Facebook Page Life with Colcord Pond. Get informed, get involved.

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Clean Water Champion: Dr. Kalle Matso

This month we’re thrilled to introduce you to our new Coastal Scientist – Dr. Kalle Matso! After a nation-wide search process PREP’s Management Committee Search Committee found Kalle to be the best suited and most skilled to become PREP’s next Coastal Scientist. We thought it’d be fun to have Kalle answer our Clean Water Champion questions so you could get to know him a bit more. PREP: How long have you been a champion for

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February 2015: Watershed Watch;

EDITORIAL: Photos Help Raise Climate Change Awareness by Maren Bhaget This editorial appeared in the Portsmouth Herald December 11, 2014 and gives a first hand account of the recent King Tide Photo Contest held in October, 2014. Maren won 2nd place in the contest an shares what the experience taught her about a changing climate. The next contest is slated to be held on October 28, 2015.     REPORT: Sustaining Champions of Climate Adaptation

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PREP Hires New Coastal Scientist: Dr. Kalle Matso

Dear PREP Community: It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we announce the hiring of our new Coastal Scientist, Dr. Kalle Matso.  Formerly with the Center for Collaborative Science (previously CICEET) at The University of New Hampshire, Kalle has a unique background as both an estuarine ecologist and a social scientist with expertise in developing and using social science for collaborative decision-making.  His skills and perspective will contribute a unique skill set to PREP

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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.