DC Download: January 2022
The NERRS is time-tested, mission ready, and growing. In support of that, NERRA has put forward a $42.5M NERRS operations budget request for FY 2023.
Although we are waiting for Congress to pass the FY 2022 budget, our FY 2023 request is consistent with what the administration believes the NERRS need to grow and meet the demands placed on coastal communities and the nation in the face of climate change. This budget increase will support our newest Reserve in Connecticut and ensure the rest of our System is kept whole and funded at increased levels that match local and national needs.
As Congress works on two budgets simultaneously, it is important that we all work with our friends and partners around the country to ask that the growth of the NERRS budget matches the growth of our System and its programs. Look for tips and tools on how we can do that collectively in mid-February.
And in the meantime, plan to join us between February 11th and 14th on social media for I Heart Estuaries! Let decision makers know how much love there is for estuaries and programs like the NERRS… #iheartestuaries!