Species supporting valuable Atlantic coast fisheries depend upon the nursery provided by the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. Much of this important habitat exists as vast expanses of underwater meadows known as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). North Carolina has more SAV acreage than any other Atlantic coast state except Florida, 99% of […]
Kelp forests are the rainforests of the sea. These highly productive ecosystems provide food and habitat to over 700 species of invertebrates, other algae, and fish, many of which are popular with sport and commercial fishermen and recreational divers. Over the past 100 years, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has lost […]
In 1992, the elected officials participating in Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) adopted a goal of restoring seagrass to 1950s levels after decades of decline. Reaching this goal required collaboration from public and private participants in TBEP’s Nitrogen Management Consortium. Since 1992, local governments, industries, and citizens have implemented over […]
BTNEP’s Stormwater Infiltration Basin and Pétanque Terrain Project built a feature within a local park that functions as a stormwater infiltration basin and as a surface for playing the game of pétanque. As the bayou region becomes more urban with more impervious surfaces, inventive projects such as this one will […]
What happens when the tide returns to an ancient estuary after a 100-year hiatus? The ground sings.
“That first return of the tide, that is something incredible to see,” said Leah Kintner, Skagit River Watershed Ecosystem Recovery Coordinator at the Puget Sound Partnership.
About 50 people witnessed that first-tide in August, when […]
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) has completed their Woonasquatucket Watershed Restoration Education project, funded by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. WRWC engaged students in Providence schools about the Woonasquatucket River and watershed. Part of that project is called “Fish in the Classroom,” an elementary school program that […]