Estuaries are among the most productive natural systems on earth producing more food per acre than the richest Midwestern farmland.


Paddler - Indian River Lagoon Ghost Crab - Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Association of National Estuary Programs

Estuary Partner Links

Maryland Coastal Bays Program

Lower Columbia River Estuary Program

There are a number of nonprofit and government organizations dedicated to the management, restoration, conservation, protection and stewardship of estuaries, oceans and coastal watersheds. Each of them play an important part in the national effort to restore and protect vital waterways benefiting our nation. The following links provide more information about the various programs, projects and volunteer opportunities.


Non-Government Organizations


Government Organizations