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Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Buzzard's Bay Estuary Program Booth at event

February 2015 U.S. EPA National Estuary Program Meeting & the Association of National Estuary Programs 2015 NEP Meetings

Updated January 29, 2015

February 22–26, 2015, Washington, DC

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2015

Where: ANEP meeting at Palomar Washington, DC located at 2121 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037 near Dupont Circle. EPA meetings are at the EPA offices at William Jefferson Clinton East, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC.

Click here to register at the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership ANEP meeting registration page.

A block of rooms has been reserved for February 21–27, 2015, at the Hotel Palomar, 2121 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. You can make your reservation by calling the hotel at 1-877-866-3070 or click this link to register for the Hotel Palomar room block. To receive the special group rate of $177 per night, reservations must be made by January 30,2015. If you wish to add on to the room block before or after these dates, please call the hotel directly and let them know that you are with the National Estuary Programs group.

Registration Fees:

  • ANEP Members (dues-paying) - $200
  • ANEP Members (non dues-paying) - $400
  • Visiting; Management Conference Members and NEP staff attending the NEP/EPA workshop only- $200


Schedule of ANEP Meetings:

  • Sunday, February 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

ANEP Legislative Strategy and Training Workshop  
Location: The Hotel Palomar (Room TBA)

The main goals of the workshop are to convey key ANEP messages for the current legislative session and to discuss strategies for developing rapport with congressional offices.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

ANEP Strategic Planning Retreat
Location: The Hotel Palomar (Room TBA)
The purpose the retreat is to review and revise ANEP's mission and to identify and prioritize strategies to address short and long-term issues. The facilitator, Ona Ferguson with the Consensus Building Institute, has begun working with some of the NEP Directors. All NEP Directors will be contacted by the facilitator in the next two weeks.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.  

ANEP Board of Directors Business Meeting
Location: The Hotel Palomar (Room TBA)


Schedule of the NEP/EPA Annual Workshop:

February 24–26, 2015  (click here for draft agenda)
Location: Environmental Protection Agency. William Jefferson Clinton East, Room 1153
1201 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015: 12:30 p.m.– 5:25 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015:  8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015:  8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

For questions about the registration and the meetings, please contact Lore O’Hanlon at 434-964-1968

We look forward to you joining us!