About National Estuaries Week
Every September, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA) joins with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), the Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP), NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (NOAA OCM), and others to celebrate National Estuaries Week (NEW).
NERRA’s goal for NEW is to raise awareness of the importance of estuaries by encouraging people to visit their Reserve, enjoy the beautiful lands and waters, and learn about the many benefits that estuaries provide. We also promote NEW and its activities in Congress, so our congressional members are aware of how much people value and enjoy the places Reserves protect.
Wade In to NEW!
National Estuaries Week (NEW) 2022 will be held September 17th-24th. This year’s theme is Wade In! We are encouraging people to visit, enjoy, learn about, and protect our amazing estuaries—and maybe get a little muddy in the process. Please join us in this annual celebration of the estuaries we love and work so hard to protect.
Work at a Reserve? Start planning your NEW activities today! NERRA created this guidance to help you promote the NEW celebration and your Reserve’s activities on social media. As soon as possible, submit your events to be included on Restore America’s Estuaries’ national map.
Friend of a Reserve? Check with your Reserve to see what they’re planning and see how you can help.