One Seal, Two Seal…

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.

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DC Download: April 2022

DC Download: April 2022

The President’s FY 2023 budget is now in the hands of Congress, and it is up to us to get the funding increases needed for the NERRS. The NERRS budgets for OPS and PAC cannot be left to chance.

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DC Download: February 2022

DC Download: February 2022

We encourage all Reserve Friends, volunteers, and partners across our estuaries to join with NERRA in making a case for a FY 2023 budget that supports the science, data, education, training, and conservation needed by our communities and our nation.

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Reserves for Every Body

Reserves for Every Body

Reserves strive to be places where everybody can experience coastal nature. While most of the land protected by the Reserve System is open to the public, those with disabilities often experience unique challenges experiencing these environments.

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Creating Value from Waste

Creating Value from Waste

Since 2014, California’s Tijuana River Reserve has partnered with groups on both sides of the Mexico–United States border to remove approximately 80,000 pounds of debris from the Tijuana River Valley. With a grant, they are turning that waste into valuable products.

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Talk NERRdy to Me: Deborah Rudd

Talk NERRdy to Me: Deborah Rudd

This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Deborah Rudd, public involvement coordinator at Oregon’s South Slough Reserve. They talked about a “slough” of things—from the birth of the first Reserve and Indigenous collaboration to the best way to spoil volunteers and keep vandals from spoiling the view.

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Welcome Connecticut!

Welcome Connecticut!

A big welcome to the newest member of our national network—the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve! After decades of effort by many organizations and volunteers, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) officially designated the Reserve today.

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