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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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Estuaries are the most productive ecosystems on earth.
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Tillamook Estuaries Partnership Seeks Executive Director

The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is seeking qualified applicants for the Executive Director position. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in effectively managing multi-entity environmental, scientific and/or engineering programs; fostering and maintaining collaborative approaches to complex environmental issues; the ability to facilitate consensus among diverse and sometimes conflicting stakeholders; success in raising funds from public and private sectors, including federal, state and local grants; and the ability to manage an effective and talented staff.

The Executive Director is a full-time position responsible for ensuring the efficient […]

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Volunteers Put Finishing Touches on Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration Project

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Success Stories, Uncategorized|

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 [...]