Who We Are
ANEP works with the 28 individual programs in the National Estuary Program (NEP), which was established in 1987 by Congress to restore and protect estuaries of significant importance. The NEP brings together citizens, scientists, businesses, and government to solve environmental problems and promote healthy, vibrant communities. The program stakeholders work together to develop science-based action plans that enhance the estuary as a vital environmental and economic resource benefiting local communities and the entire nation.
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NEP Fall Meeting in Puerto Rico
The 2015 NEP fall meeting will be held December 2-4, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Go to our meetings page to learn more.
TNC seeks New Hampshire Coastal and Marine Program Director
The New Hampshire Branch of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Coastal and Marine Program Director. The position is responsible for estuarine and marine ecological analysis, conservation… Read More
Have you looked at our NEP event calendar?
To see some of the great activities and events of the National Estuary Programs and our partners, go to our Members Calendar page.
What's an estuary? video
Santa Monica NEP: Malibu Lagoon Coming Back to Life
A comprehensive, post-restoration monitoring report finds Malibu Lagoon is now a healthier system because of a project to restore tidal flushing and revegetate wetlands. The project, which targeted a site formerly characterized as a 'dead zone,' resulted in… Read More
Will the NEP be Reauthorized in 2015?
In April, a bill passed the house to reauthorize the National Estuary Program. In June, related legislation was introduced in the Senate. Will Congress finally pass legislation to reauthorize Section 320 of the Clean Water Act? Go to our Legislative Information page to learn more.