Watershed Watch: March 2014

Draft NH Water Education Plan
Over the past few years, a NH Water Education Plan Advisory Group has been working to finalize a Water Education Plan for New Hampshire. They released a final draft version for comment in February. Comment period is over but you can still review the plan. 

Read the Draft Report HERE
Questions or comments? Email laurel.pushee@des.nh.gov or 603-271-4071


Interactive Map: Wild & Scenic Rivers 
By: American Rivers
The newly released interactive map from American Rivers shows all the Wild and Scenic Rivers across the country. Only a fraction of one percent of rivers nationwide remain wild and free, unencumbered by dams and development. The Lamprey River in our watershed is included on this map & we are so happy it is! Thanks go out to the folks who did the hard work to get the Lamprey designated and who have worked on behalf of the river for 30 years. Check out this great video that captures the faces and efforts of the Lamprey River Watershed Association and Local Advisory Committee over the last 30 years. 
Click HERE or on image above to view full size

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.