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National Estuaries Week is Here!

Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has celebrated the many ways we benefit, from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems. All throughout the country, local organizations including Restore America’s Estuaries member groupsNational Estuarine Research Reserves and National Estuary Programs organize special events, like beach clean-ups, hikes, canoe and […]

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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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Science & Restoration Project Manager – DE Center for the Inland Bays

Hiring Statement

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invites applications for a part-time project manager. The Center is a private non-profit organization located at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Center is a community-collaborative National Estuary Program that has successfully worked in partnership to protect and restore the Inland Bays since 1994.  The Center is funded by a wide array of public and private grants and donations, each with their own rules […]

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Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Director Sought

November 7th, 2017|Categories: Job Openings|

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking candidates for Program Director of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP). NBEP is one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 28 national estuary [...]