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.

November 2016 Clean Water Champion: Emily Lord

November 2016 Clean Water Champion: Emily Lord

This month’s Clean Water Champion is most definitely a champion and a super talented photographer and energetic steward of lands and waters! Emily Lord is the Stewardship Outreach Coordinator with UNH Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) and is a team member of UNHCE’s the Stewardship Network: New England initiative to mobilize volunteers to care for and study New Hampshire’s land and waters. Prior to joining UNHCE in late 2015, Emily was the Education Director for the NH Association

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November 2016: Watershed Watch

November 2016: Watershed Watch

2016 King Tide Coverage & Photos  By WMUR In October the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup hosted a wildly successful King Tide Photo Contest. TONIGHT at the film screening we’ll announce the winners & showcase all the submissions! And check out the great story airedon WMUR featuring PREP Management Committee members Rayanne Dionne and Jay Diener from Hampton. The contest received 135 photo entries, 10 of the photos will be on display at White Heron Tea

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Drink Wine – Help Restore Oysters!

Drink Wine - Help Restore Oysters!

L to R: Ellie Baker (formally of TNC); Amanda Moeser (TNC); Simone Barley-Greenfield (NHDES /PREP ); Berlin Crystal Kelly & Brian Thurber (Proud Pour), on the docks at Adam’s Point during a site visit in August. Photo by Jill Farrell from PREP. Wine drinkers rejoice – now while you sip on a lovely Sauvignon Blanc you’ll be helping to restore oysters to Great Bay. We’re really excited to announce the launch of a new partnership that will

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Special Event: New Climate Change Documentary Special Screening

On November 3rd at UNH’s Memorial Union Building Theater I at 6:30pm join PREP, the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, Union of Concerned Scientists & the UNH Sustainability Institute for a very special, before it’s released in theaters screening of National Geographic’s new documentary, Before the Flood. Watch the trailer HERE.  From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood, presents an engaging account

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National Estuaries Week 2016

In late September, people all around the country celebrate National Estuaries Week. Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook are New Hampshire’s estuaries – economically and ecologically valuable and unique places where fresh river water and salt water from the ocean come together. Since you live in the seacoast region, you may have celebrated National Estuaries Week without even knowing it. If you ate an oyster or had fish for dinner or went boating on any of the

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Clean Water Champion: Ted Hartmann

As our continuing coverage of the Great Bay Clean Up we’re thrilled to feature Ted Hartmann, founding member of the fantastic Great Bay Gunners, a social hunting and outdoors club, who helped to clean 1,500 pounds of trash off Great Bay’s shores! Ted’s pride for his home shores and for protecting his fun is incredibly inspiring, he is a true steward in the purest sense of the word. Ted is a native of Greenland, NH and

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October 2016: Watershed Watch

Gulf of Maine Climate Impacts & Outlook: July – Autumn 2016 By Gulf of Maine Council & NOAA The Gulf of Maine region experienced hot and dry conditions this summer, with coastal portions of Massachusetts and New Hampshire reaching “extreme drought” status by late summer. The newly released Climate Impacts & Outlook report looks back at the summer’s trends and record setting heat as well as forecasts expected conditions for Autumn into early winter, 2016.

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The Great Bay Clean Up Continues: 2,400 Pounds of Debris Cleaned Up!

A Photo Story by Jill Farrell with photos by The Stewardship Network New England, Emily Lord Volunteers along the shorelines of the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge   In our July issue of Downstream we shared the story of the Great Bay Debris Mapping and Spring Clean Up event. We felt proud of the 367 pounds of trash we gathered that day but also knew that more was out there and more was arriving with each tide, every single day.

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Shots from the ‘Shed

On August 22nd PREP along with our awesome partners at The Nature Conservancy welcomed the folks from Proud Pour to the docks at Adam’s Point. Proud Pour pairs wines with solutions to local environmental problems. Their first wine, The Oyster, is a Sauvignon Blanc that restores 100 wild oysters per bottle. It also happens to be the perfect pair to your oyster or seafood plate. PREP and TNC are partnering with Proud Pour to bring The Oyster wine to

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Clean Water Champion: David Green

Building off our FEATURE STORY this month on Rochester’s Wastewater Treatment Plant achievements we’re so happy to feature David Green, chief plant operator. It’s been under David’s strong leadership along with his fantastic staff that Rochester has been able to achieve the advancements they have. David has worked for the City of Rochester in their Public Works department for 28 years and was born and raised in Rochester. He has an infectious pride for his

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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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