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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.
ANEP coordinates information exchange among NEPs and educates constituents and decision-makers about estuarine technical and programmatic issues of national, regional, and local significance.
ANEP promotes responsible stewardship of our nation’s bays, lagoons, and harbors, and shares lessons learned by NEPs with others who might benefit from a similar consensus-based, stakeholder-driven process in resource management.

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Volunteers Put Finishing Touches on Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration Project

The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) has just wrapped up the final phase of the Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration Project that included a very successful volunteer effort!  In one year 240 volunteers contributed 720 hours, and planted 10,000 Spartina plugs on over 4 acres of the 160 acre marsh restoration site.  This type of effort gives volunteers a sense of ownership of the bays and estuaries, which is key to help sustain these important places […]

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