March 2013 update from PREP

Well it seems this is the winter that will never end. There’s been plenty of opportunities for all those great snowy endeavors we all missed so much last year – snowshoeing at Ordiorne State Park, cross country skiing on the Rockingham Rec Trail and ice fishing on the Bellamy Reservoir. If you’re out and about enjoying our Seacoast in the winter share your tales with us on our Facebook pageWe love to see folks enjoying our wonderful lands and waters.

Piscataqua Region Estuaries PartnershipThough your yard might still be blanketed in white soon enough it will be time to do some landscaping and spiffing up for spring. A traditional part of that spring clean up is to fertilize your lawn but lawn fertilizer is also a big part of the pollution problem in Great Bay. Did you know that most established lawns in the Seacoast don’t need supplemental fertilizer? They’ll be perfectly green and lush if you just leave your clippings.  Find out more about how you can have a green lawn and help prevent water pollution in our feature story on New Castle’s efforts.

From all of us at PREP, thank you for reading and most importantly for caring,

Jill's Signature

Jill Farrell
Community Impact Program Manager
The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)

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.