PREP Publications

Abstract

The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), formerly called the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program which is a joint local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuaries. PREP is housed at and administered through the University of New Hampshire. A 27-person Management Committee oversees the work of the program. The Management Committee has a diverse membership representing municipalities, planning commissions, state and federal natural resource management agencies, watershed groups, non-profit conservation organizations, energy producers, researchers, and fishermen. The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), formerly called the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program which is a joint local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuaries. PREP is housed at and administered through the University of New Hampshire. A 27-person Management Committee oversees the work of the program. The Management Committee has a diverse membership representing municipalities, planning commissions, state and federal natural resource management agencies, watershed groups, non-profit conservation organizations, energy producers, researchers, and fishermen. From its inception in 1995 through 2007, PREP conducted its work in the New Hampshire portion of the watershed area only. In December 2007, the PREP Management Committee supported expanding PREP’s focus area to the Maine portion of the Great Bay Estuary watershed. Integration of the Maine part of the watershed is occurring over a three year period (2008-2010). As of January 1, 2009, PREP assumed its new name (changing from the New Hampshire Estuaries Project to Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership). The new name better reflects the program’s geographic focus and collaborative approach to watershed management. Each year PREP prepares its work plan, which describes priority activities and projects to be undertaken in the next year to implement the Management Plan. The work plan also reports on the prior year’s accomplishments. The PREP Management Committee reviews and approves the budget and project priorities for the work plan each year. This work plan represents the fourteenth year of PREP’s activities and involvement in collaboratively protecting, enhancing, and monitoring the region’s estuaries.

Publication Date

5-2009

Publisher

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, Durham, NH

Document Type

Report

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