2015-2016 PREPA Grant Program Final Reports

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The 2015 PREPA Grant Program projects closed October 1, 2016. For the eleven grant projects $75,864.14 money was allocated (projects ranging from just over $4,700 up to $10,000) and $96,059.37 have been leveraged as match (non-federal cash and in-kind).

Projects resulted in the following products and outcomes:

  • Wetland evaluation conducted for one community and assistance for designating a salt marsh as prime wetland in one community (note—the prime wetlands designation process is still underway and is expected to be revisited in the community in 2017).
  • Development of new or revised regulations improving wetland protection, stream buffer protections, fertilizer application, and/or stormwater management (note—some regulations developed through the PREPA Grant Program projects are still in process of being adopted, or implemented by communities).
  • Development of a Natural Resource Inventory/Assessment including co-occurrence maps to prioritize conservation lands in one community.
  • Two communities prepared materials for applying to the FEMA Community Rating System.
  • Assessment of 1’ to 3’ diameter culverts in one community as an initial step toward a climate vulnerability assessment.

Below is a summary report as well as individual final reporting for each of the grant projects.

2015-2016 PREPA GRANT PROGRAM SUMMARY REPORT

2015-2016 PREPA GRANT PROGRAM
PROJECT  REPORTS:
Berwick

Exeter

Greenland

Hampton

Kittery

New Castle

North Hampton

Rollinsford

Rye

Somersworth

Stratham

 

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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