National Estuarine Research Reserves are a positive influence on local economies, according to a new study which calculated the direct and indirect economic contribution of Reserves in Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire.
Congratulations to Kim Wren of Florida’s Apalachicola Reserve, recipient of a 2020 Champion of the Year award from the 21st Century Conservation Corps for her work founding two conservation corps for Florida youth and veterans.
When two loggerhead nests were unexpectedly discovered on a Florida beach, the Apalachicola Reserve was there to support the local citizens who got involved with protecting the valuable nests.
We’re celebrating 40 years of NERRS success with Florida’s Apalachicola and California’s Elkhorn Slough Reserve. Share in their many accomplishments and see what we’re looking forward to in the next 40 years!
When Hurricane Michael smacked the Florida Panhandle with winds up to 160 mph in 2018, a marsh in our Apalachicola Reserve was remarkable undisturbed—thanks to the power of local kids and education.
Apalachicola celebrates its 40th year in the NERRS, and its 36th year as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve—a designated protected area demonstrating a balanced relationship between people and place.