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.

Watershed Watch: February 2014

Watershed Watch  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   Regional Clean Water Guidelines for Fertilization of Urban Turf: Final Report   By: NEIWPCC Over the past few months, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has worked with

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Feature: How Much is Great Bay Worth?

By Kirsten Howard, NOAA Coastal Fellow A new year is as much an opportunity to reflect back as it is a chance to look forward to the future. So let’s do a little exercise. Think back to how you benefited from the Great Bay estuary or another coastal body of water in 2013. Did you take a nature walk to enjoy the beautiful scenery and catch a glimpse of an osprey? Maybe you took a

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State of Our Estuaries: One Year Later

State of Our Estuaries: One Year Later

It was a year ago this month, on December 7th that we hosted the 2012 State of Our Estuaries Conference and released the 2013 State of Our Estuaries Report. There was such fantastic energy and excitement in the room that day and the presentations and panel discussions were so rich and valuable. We thought we’d revisit them this month, in case you weren’t able to attend or maybe forgot some highlights. Here are the videos of

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Clean Water Community Calendar: December 2013

There’s always ways to get engaged around the watershed – Below is our run-down for December, 2013.   Saturday, December 7th York Pond/Rocky Hills Hike with GWRLT  11:00am – 2:00pm Old Punkintown Rd., South Berwick, ME Join Great Works Regional Land Trust board member Jack Kareckas to do some winter botanizing and get more of a view without leaves on the trees. Bring a snack and explore the woods! Meet in the upper parking area

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Watershed Watch: December 2013

Watershed Watch: December 2013

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. Here is the rundown for December, 2103.   Preparing for Emerging Fisheries: An Overview of Mid-Atlantic Stocks on the Move By: Gulf of Maine Research Institute Climate change is affecting marine fish populations in a multitude of ways, including shifts in migration patterns, stock distributions, life histories and ultimately, community structures. While research on climate change and fisheries is

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Feature Story: Launch of new UNH School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering

Feature Story: Launch of new UNH School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering

In September, the University of New Hampshire launched the new School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. This new, first of its kind interdisciplinary school is an integration of the all of the university’s various marine-related research, teaching and outreach efforts, including PREP. Formerly named The Marine Program, this new School brings together researchers, resources and skill sets from across the university to collaborate on projects focused on the marine, estuarine and near-shore environments. Creating an

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Clean Water Champion: Jean Eno

This month we were able to track down the ever-busy, always awesome, super volunteer, Jean Eno. Jean helped to found and now is the Director of the Winnicut River Watershed Coalition, she’s a wonderful naturalist at the Great Bay Discovery Center, is on the board for the York Center for Wildlife, a trustee for the Great Bay Stewards, a board member for the Weeks Brick House & Gardens, travels all over the state with the UNHCE Speaking for Wildlifeprogram, is highly

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Clean Water Community Calendar: November 2013

Clean Water Community Calendar: November 2013

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 rundown for November.   Saturday, November 2nd Southeast Land Trust of NH 11th Annual Fall Foliage Fundraiser 6:00pm – 10:00pm Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH Join SELTNH for their 11th annual fundraiser. This year’s

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Clean Water Champion: Jeff Barnum

Clean Water Champion: Jeff Barnum

Jeff Barnum – the new Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper with Conservation Law Foundation   PREP’s Clean Water Champion is a monthly feature that profiles people and partners working to make a difference around our watershed.  This month we got to catch up with an old friend who’s got a new role, the new Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, Jeff Barnum. Jeff’s long been engaged in the Great Bay watershed  he was most recently the president of the Coastal Conservation Association of NH where he

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Watershed Watch: November 2013

Watershed Watch: November 2013

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   The Adaptation Toolkit for NH Communities By: NH Dept. of Environmental Services By preparing for climate change early, communities can avoid significant costs, whether economic, social or ecological. In an effort

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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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