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.

January 2017: Watershed Watch

New PREP Publication: CCMP Mid-Point Check-In By PREP 2016 marked the mid-way point in PREP’s 2010 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. PREP staff along with PREP Management Committee members revisited the document recently to refocus on the 82 action plans and re-prioritize which ones will be the focus for PREP and partners in the next 5 years. Learn more about the process & download the document HERE. New Story Map: Protecting America’s Waters By US

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January 2017: Thoughts from the Coastal Scientist

The purpose of TAC Updates and “Thoughts from the Coastal Scientist” is to summarize information (facts and data) from meetings and to articulate other questions, concepts, and connections that the TAC is considering. The information is intended only to help advance TAC discussions and is NOT intended to be used by an individual or group as final or conclusive statements. All information presented through this TAC page during the State of Our Estuaries report development

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Lamprey River Elementary School Eco-Center, Raymond, New Hampshire

View of the Lamprey River from the backyard of the Lamprey River Elementary School, Raymond NH. Students at the Lamprey River Elementary School now have a unique opportunity to not only learn about the natural environment in their classrooms, but through exploration and observation right in their backyard! Wetland along the shore of the Lamprey River. Behind the playground and P.E. field is just over 2,500 feet of trail that snakes along a section of the

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CCMP Mid-Point Check-In

It’s amazing to believe that it was over 5 years ago that PREP marked the initiation of our 10-year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) with our Management Committee, partners & esteemed guests. It was a gorgeous mid September Saturday in 2010 when we proudly unveiled the 2010-2020 CCMP to over 50 gathered attendees. It was a the culmination of over a year’s worth of facilitation, stakeholder engagement and strategizing and it was both exciting and

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December 2016 TAC Update

The purpose of TAC Updates and “Thoughts from the Coastal Scientist” is to summarize information (facts and data) from meetings and to articulate other questions, concepts, and connections that the TAC is considering. The information is intended only to help advance TAC discussions and is NOT intended to be used by an individual or group as final or conclusive statements. All information presented through this TAC page during the State of Our Estuaries report development

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December 2016: Clean Water Champions

We thought it’d be a fun way to get to know the new PREP Management Committee members by having them each answer one of our Clean Water Champion questions. PREP: How long have you been a champion for clean water? Erik Chapman, NH Sea Grant: I’m not sure I would call myself a champion for clean water, but I do hope that I’ve been able to make even a small difference by helping people act as responsible

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December 2016: Watershed Watch

New UNH Cooperative Extension Magazine Inaugural Issue By UNH Cooperative Extension Radius is a publication about UNH Cooperative Extension’s work, which focuses on improving the quality of life in New Hampshire through diverse programming and trusted, research-based information. The inaugural issue is about the work of their 4,270 volunteers who give of their time and talent to make an impact across the state of NH including fabulous volunteers from the Coastal Research Volunteer program and The

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PREP Welcomes 6 New Management Committee Members

December 1, 2016 At next Tuesday’s quarterly PREP Management Committee Meeting PREP is excited to welcome six new members to our esteemed Management Committee. As PREP goes into 2017 the Management Committee will play an integral role in the development and roll-out of the 2018 State of Our Estuaries Report, Conference and Website. They will also help to champion PREP’s work in establishing a monitoring collaborative, as well as continue the important work of guiding

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2015-2016 PREPA Grant Program Final Reports

  The 2015 PREPA Grant Program projects closed October 1, 2016. For the eleven grant projects $75,864.14 money was allocated (projects ranging from just over $4,700 up to $10,000) and $96,059.37 have been leveraged as match (non-federal cash and in-kind). Projects resulted in the following products and outcomes: Wetland evaluation conducted for one community and assistance for designating a salt marsh as prime wetland in one community (note—the prime wetlands designation process is still underway and is expected to

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November 2016: TAC Process Update

November 2016: TAC Process Update

As part of PREP’s ongoing commitment to transparency, trust building and strong science we will use this space in each newsletter to update you on our Technical Advisory Committee process. If you’d like to be on the mailing list for the TAC to be notified of meetings, etc. please email Kalle.Matso@unh.edu TAC Meeting Number 2 – October 28th, Portsmouth NHDES Offices  September’s meeting notes are now online – click here. All the primer materials for

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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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