The NHEP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program, which is a collaborative local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of promoting the protection and enhancement of nationally significant estuarine resources. The NHEP receives its funding from the EPA and is administered by the University of New Hampshire. The mission of the NHEP is to protect, enhance, and monitor the environmental quality of the state’s estuaries.
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Hunter, Jennifer, "NHEP Overview" (2007). PREP Reports & Publications. 134.