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 2017: Community Calendar

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 Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young & Old Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire Ongoing Events Click Here for their Calendar The Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Chapter Ongoing Events Click Here for

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July 2017: Moose Plate Grant Announcement

The NH State Conservation Committee (SCC) announced the availability of the 2018 Conservation “Moose Plate” Grant application. Funds are available for projects that support and promote programs and partnerships that protect, restore, and enhance the state’s valuable resources. Eligible applicants include: Municipalities County Conservation Districts Qualified Non-Profit Organizations engaged in conservation programs Public and private schools (K-12) County Cooperative Extension natural resource programs and Scout groups Grant applications are due September 15, 2017. Awards will be

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July 2017: Watershed Watch

NHANRS Scientific Buffer Report By NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists Legislative Committee March (2015) the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) formed a Legislative Committee to investigate the scientific basis for establishing protective buffers to jurisdictional wetlands in New Hampshire. The effort was to provide the science for use in future discussions regarding the need to advance wetland protection. The findings and recommendations from the Legislative Committee are provided in the NHANRS Scientific

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July 2017: Snapshots from the 2017 Field Season

Water Quality Monitoring Lab at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory Summer has arrived and that means the arrival of the field research season for our research partners and citizen scientists. In some cases, PREP funds data collection and monitoring activities; however, data for many of the 23 indicators in the State of Our Estuaries report are provided by partner organizations. Our partners are our eyes and ears on the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries. But what

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June 2017: Gulf of Maine Council Awards

You have already seen the short piece of the Gulf of Maine Council Awards for 2017 for the Town of Exeter, NH and Sally Soule, Coastal Watershed Supervisor at NHDES, however the full awards were announced last evening at the awards ceremony, and we at PREP would like to take this time to recognize the winners in our region. CLICK HERE for a full list of the 2017 Gulf of Maine Council award winners. Susan

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June 2017: Community Calendar

 Here’s a listing of some fantastic partner organizations that have ongoing events, even in winter, please join in! Get out there and enjoy YOUR estuary!  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 Click here for the Calendar of Events for Young &

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June 2017: 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  Technical Advisory Committee members discussing eelgrass stressors Recent TAC Meetings The recent Technical Advisory Committee meetings ,May 9th and 10th, focused on thinking broadly

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June 2017: Celebrating Retirement

This summer our region celebrates three outstanding individuals as they prepare for retirement. We cannot thank each one of you enough for your dedication to protect natural resources, work with communities and legislators, and research our environment. We will be a little less whole with your retirements, but we wish you all well in your next endeavors! Don’t be strangers. Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director,  Rockingham Planning Commission Cliff Sinnott has been a planner at the Rockingham

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June 2017: Budget Update

Sunset at Adams Point On May 23, 2017 President Trump issued his federal fiscal year 2018 budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” In that budget, the National Estuary Program (NEP) received $0 in funding.  This would be for a period to begin October 1, 2018 for PREP (16 months from now).  Also receiving $0 are the Coastal Zone Management Program (NH Coastal Program), The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NH’s Great Bay NERR),

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May 2017: Community Calendar

Here’s a listing of some fantastic partner organizations that have ongoing events, even in winter, please join in! Get out there and enjoy YOUR estuary!  Bird’s eye view of the Piscataqua River SAVE THE DATE NH Department of Environmental Services 2017 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference Thursday, May 18, 2017 Grappone Conference Center Concord, NH Hear presentations about PFCs and other emerging contaminants, land conservation and its benefits to drinking water source protection, status of drought

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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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