NERRS Congressional Champions Cover the Coasts
We couldn’t agree more with the 70+ members of Congress who say: “By protecting estuaries and coasts, the NERRS reduces community vulnerability to hazards, supports the nation’s coastal economy, and provides robust, credible scientific research.” Thanks for your support!
On April 1 (no fooling), more than 70 members of Congress from around the coastal U.S. expressed their support for the NERRS by signing a “Dear Colleague” letter that requested funding for programs on the “wet” side of NOAA.
A special NERRA thank you these representatives and the Honorable James R. Langevin (Rhode Island) and Don Young (Alaska) for their leadership in crafting and submitting this letter to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
They know that the good work of the Narragansset and Kachemak Bay Reserves is carried out by all of the Reserves in our national system. As the letter says, “These coastal Reserves are essential to maintaining balanced habitats and protecting our way of life in these parts of the country.”
Have a few minutes? Scan the letter (it feels great to see all those names, we promise!), and if your representative is a signee, then let him or her know how much you appreciate the support with an email or shout out on social media. Don’t forget to tag us @nerra!