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Natural Resources Specialist with Galveston Bay NEP

The Galveston Bay Estuary Program, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), located in the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas is hiring a Natural Resources Specialist II. Reference job # 18024. For more information about the Galveston Bay Estuary Program here. The position will be open 9/22/2017 to 10/6/2017. Application information [...]

September 28th, 2017|

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 groups, National Estuarine Research Reserves and National Estuary Programs organize special events, like beach clean-ups, hikes, canoe and kayak trips, workshops and more to recognize the special role these places play in our everyday [...]

September 18th, 2017|

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt works with CBBEP in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The coast of Texas was hit hard this past week by Hurricane Harvey.  ANEP is pleased to report that all staff at the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, based in Corpus Christi, and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, based in Houston, are safe. Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program was honored to be a part of U.S. [...]

September 1st, 2017|

Senate Passes Resolution Declaring National Estuaries Week September 16-23, 2017

ANEP is pleased to share this update from the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: On August 3, the Senate unanimously approved a resolution designating the week of September 16 through September 23, 2017 as National Estuaries Week.  Sponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and 28 others, the bipartisan legislation recognizes the importance of coastal and estuarine [...]

August 7th, 2017|

Three National Estuary Programs Receive GULF GUARDIAN Awards for Work in Gulf of Mexico

Three National Estuary Programs are scheduled to receive the Gulf of Mexico Program Partnership’s 2017 Gulf Guardian awards this fall in Alabama. Third place awards will be presented to Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Galveston Bay Estuary Program and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program’s director, Susan Testroet-Bergeron. The Gulf of Mexico Program Partnership developed [...]

July 27th, 2017|

TBEP’s Nitrogen Management Consortium wins inaugural Coastal Stewardship Award

  The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) is an international nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing human understanding and appreciation of the Earth's estuaries and coasts. In 2017, CERF established the Coastal Stewardship Award to honor notable achievements in promoting the wise management of estuarine and coastal systems. CERF has chosen Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s [...]

July 26th, 2017|

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 [...]

June 27th, 2017|

Summer at Santa Monica’s WILD Beach

Santa Monica beaches are some of the most recognizable and popular beaches in the world and draw over 17,000,000 beach goers per year. Although sandy beaches traditionally have been, and continue to be managed primarily as recreation areas, they are also an important natural habitat. The Bay Foundation (TBF), in partnership with the City of [...]

June 27th, 2017|

NEP Coastal Ocean Acidification Research Critical to Economic Development

Coastal ocean acidification threatens shellfish all over the country, and NEPs are playing a key role in understanding this problem and combating pollution that worsens it in our Estuaries of National Significance.  Recently, the acidification work of  MassBays National Estuary Program was featured on Boston Public Radio. Ocean acidification is not just an ecological problem, it is already having economic impacts [...]

June 27th, 2017|

Save the Date: ANEP Tech Transfer Meeting November 2-5, 2017

ANEP will hold it's semi-annual technical transfer meeting November 2-5, 2017 in Boston, MA.  Check back for additional details as they become available.  Please note, this meeting has been scheduled to coincide with the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference (CERF 2017) in Providence, RI Nov 5-9, 2017.  For additional information on that event, please visit [...]

June 12th, 2017|