PREP’s State of The Estuaries Reports Every five years, PREP produces a State of the Estuaries Report that examines environmental indicators of estuarine health, such as bacteria levels, nutrient concentrations, toxic contaminant levels, abundance of shellfish, and land use in the coastal watershed. By examining long-term data sets compiled from a variety of organizations, the report describes the current status of Southeastern New Hampshire and Southern Maine’s estuaries and suggests trends for the future. The report is designed to provide readers with an accurate understanding of environmental trends for the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries so that they may make informed land use and resource management decisions.
The 2013 State of Our Estuaries was released on December 7, 2012 with a Conference attended by over 250 people.
The next State of the Estuaries will be released on December 8th, 2017. Stay tuned to this page for the latest on the development of the 2018 State of Our Estuaries!View past reports here.
2013 State of Our Estuaries Conference Presentations
Presentations in PDF format
Below are links to PDFs of the 2013 State of Our Estuaries Conference presentations. If you need a higher resolution PDF, please contact Jill Farrell.
Ben Grumbles, Keynote Address: Water’s Three Biggest Threats & Opportunities
Gregg Caporossi and Robin Mower: The Oyster River Initiative
Tracy Degnan: Goss Farm, Partnerships in Preservation and Restoration
Linda Schier and Jon Samuelson: Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, Water Quality Protection‐It’s Everyone’s Job
Dave Sharples: Protecting Drinking Water with Land Protection and Smart Development Policy
Forrest Bell, FB Environmental Associates and Phyllis Ford: Using Science and Landowner Engagement to Restore Clean Water in Spruce Creek, Kittery, Maine
Ray Konisky: Community-Based Oyster Restoration in New Hampshire
Thomas P. Ballestero: Restoring an Urban Stream at the Neighborhood Scale: Berry’s Brook, Dover, NH
Jonathan Pennock: The Value of Investing in Long‐Term Monitoring and Directed Research