National Estuarine Research Reserves Protect People & Places

36,000 Heroes

who support Reserves and their mission

48 Million+ Data Points

Tracking water quality, habitat health, storm damage, and more every year

1.4 Million Acres

protected, natural lands along the coast

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Reserves and their friends groups rely on NERRA to help enhance successful programs, strengthen the network, and enable reserves to better address challenges to our nation’s estuaries, coasts, and communities. NERRA communicates the funding needs and priorities of Reserves to Congress and federal agencies and educates the general public about the importance of estuaries and coasts.