Today, we will be hearing from stakeholders from different parts of the country about the importance of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) Geographic Programs and the National Estuary Program
"We had generally improving extent and distribution of seagrass from the late '80s up until 2007," said Duane De Freese, Executive Director of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
. 'Then weather events--Tropical Storm Faye in '07, and then 2010 and '11 s freezing winters, combined with the impact of chronic problems, caused the super bloom in '11.
SBEP is part of the EPA's National Estuary Program
dedicated to restoring 28 estuaries of national significance.
Dozens of organizations throughout the country, including member organizations of Restore America's Estuaries, National Estuary Program
sites, and National Estuarine Research Reserves, among others, host education, recreation, and restoration events connect communities with their local waterways.
These volunteers, working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, head out to their local beaches and docks in a program established by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program
to help monitor the health of the bay.
Johns River Water Management District, and Sigma Xi for providing funding for this project, and to UCF, National Park Service, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
, Coastal Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy, and NOAA for funding for oyster restoration in Mosquito Lagoon.
Current status and historical trends of the estuarine living resources within the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program
study area, Vol.
CONTACTS: The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
, www.btnep.org; Restore Our Bayou, www.bayoulafourche.org.
Comparative and quantitative studies, though still limited in number, show that the National Estuary Program
builds social capital, reduces conflict between competing advocacy coalitions such as environmentalists and business, and enhances belief in institutional capacity for solving complex, diffuse, and boundary-spanning problems typically faced in estuaries.
Funding support of the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program
, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve is gratefully acknowledged.
Pe, director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
, says there's no time to waste.
Community-Based Watershed Management: Lessons from the National Estuary Program
was released at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation in St.