Board Empowerment Series

PREP is partnering with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR), The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions,  and the Natural Resource Outreach Coalition for a pilot project to offer technical assistance related to board empowerment across the Piscataqua Region watershed. Recognizing that many board members are volunteers donating their time to their communities, the series is a two pronged approach for building both skills and empowerment of town boards. Trainings are designed to be transferrable, and material is presented by peers or through existing knowledge transfer infrastructure. 2016-2017 is the pilot year for the Municipal Board Empowerment Series and will include four workshops.
For questions or more information contact Technical Assistance Program Manager, Abigail Lyon via email ( or at (603) 862-3729.  

Coastal Viewer 101 for Land Conservation
September 6, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM
UNH Pettee Hall, Room G18
55 College Road Durham, NH

*Free parking is available at the Edgewood Road Visitor Lot, 5 Edgewood Road, Durham

Participants will be introduced to the NH Coastal Viewer, a web-based mapping tool that provides access to data abut NH’s coastal resources, hazards, and resilient landscapes. The workshop will include a series of hands-on exercises to familiarize participants with the Viewer’s data and tools. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to access the Viewer, explore data relevant to coastal land conservation, and make simple maps focused on conservation priorities in their communities, including conservation for drinking water source protection, flood mitigation, and nutrient filtration. 

Please bring your own laptop if possible. There will be 4 to 5 computers available for those who do not have one. We recommend using the Chrome browser loaded on your laptop. Other browsers are useable, but may not provide optimum performance.

Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation. Contact Steve Miller ( to register with your name, position, organization, and contact information (email and phone).

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.