Group Unveils Plan to Save NH’s Great Bay
October 21, 2010
Seacoast Online is reporting on a new plan to improve the health of New Hampshire’s Great Bay. Bolstered by agencies, advocates and volunteers, the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) is planning to restore and preserve the natural glory of Seacoast waters.
On Monday, PREP unveiled the 2010 Piscataqua Region Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, which spans the next decade. Action plans and initiatives are aimed at improving water quality, cutting down on flooding, and bringing back critical species of plants and animals choked out by pollutants.
Theresa Walker of the Rockingham Planning Commission spoke Monday of the local estuaries and coastal waters as being “national treasures in our own backyards,” evidenced by the fact that the Great Bay estuary is only one of 28 in the country to be declared a wetland of importance by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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