DC Download: May 2022

Education, education, education! Given that the Administration is proposing to cut the NERRS budget, we all must promote the work being done at our Reserves and in NOAA OCM.

Welcome, MAD Fellows!

The first cohort of Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows has been doing meaningful work and now—thanks to the support of our congressional champions—another generation of coastal scientists will get their start at a Reserve through this national program.

Coastal Training Evolves to Support Changing Needs

In 2021, Tribal, locality, and regional stakeholders from Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) program did something unprecedented: they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on environmental conservation initiatives while promoting sustainable economic development within the Lower Chickahominy River Watershed.

One Seal, Two Seal…

This spring, with support from the Narragansett Bay Reserve and EPA staff, volunteer citizen scientists participated in an annual Save the Bay tradition: counting seals. The Reserve was responsible for counting the seal population around Prudence Island.