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.  

Stormwater Management in Your Community
Wednesday June 28, 2017 4:00-5:30 PM
Newmarket Town Hall
186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH

Hear from municipal staff about the value and process of adopting stormwater management regulations in their community. Community leaders will share their stories of implementing and enforcing stormwater regulations. You will learn about the basic components of the Southeast Watershed Alliance model stormwater standards, and have an opportunity to ask questions of municipal staff and technical experts. Planning Board, Conservation Commission members, and municipal staff are encouraged to attend. 

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.