September 21-28, 2024

National Estuaries Week

Wade In to NEW!

National Estuaries Week (NEW) 2023 was held September 16th-23rd. The theme was Wade In! We encouraged people to visit, enjoy, learn about, and protect our amazing estuaries—and maybe get a little muddy in the process. Please plan to join us in 2024 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! Here is some guidance from 2023 to help you promote the NEW celebration and your Reserve’s activities on social media. Stay tuned for updated info in summer 2024!

Friend of a Reserve? Check with your Reserve to see what they’re planning and see how you can help.

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. 

Estuaries Week