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.  

Conversations with a Wetland Scientist

Marc Jacobs, Certified Wetland Scientist
Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00-5:30 PM
Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center
89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH

Learn the basics of wetland permit application review with a few tips and tricks for veterans. Protection of wetland,  water, and wildlife resources through evaluation of permit applications begin with a determination that wetland-upland boundary delineations accurately reflect site conditions, and this workshop will therefore focus on that aspect. Find out more about the wetland permit process and what questions you should be asking when you review a permit application.  Join this session to learn about some of the tools available to conservation commissions that can help your commissions evaluate wetland permit applications and conduct site visits.

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.