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 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. Low Impact Development (LID) “Barrier Busters” Fact Sheets By: US EPA This seven-part series of fact sheets is primarily intended for state and local decision makers who are

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The Smallest Streams Can Hold Big Surprises

The Smallest Streams Can Hold Big Surprises: Removing the Shorey’s Brook Dam Located on the town line between Eliot, and South Berwick, Maine, Shorey’s Brook is only about 4 miles long. As early as the 1630’s it has been dammed a few hundred feet upland from where it empties at the confluence of the Cocheco and Salmon Falls rivers (where they become the Piscataqua River). After the failing dam was removed in December of 2011,

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February 2013 update from PREP

We here at PREP are still basking in the glow from the great turnout and success of our State of Our Estuaries Conference back in December. The energy in the room, the inspiration from the speakers, the tacos – it was a such great day! Thanks to all of you who joined us – it was you that made it such a success. Those that couldn’t join us but want to be updated on what

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PREP Hosts State of Our Estuaries Conference on December 7th

Durham, NH – November 19, 2012 — The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), a joint program of local, state and Federal agencies housed in the University of New Hampshire’s Marine Department will host its State of Our Estuaries Conference on Friday December 7 from 8am to 4:30pm at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center. Highlighting the release of PREP’s 2013 State of Our Estuaries Report, the conference will feature up-to-date information on 22 environmental

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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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