DC Download: January 2023

DC Download: January 2023

The Reserve System, and the thousands who support it, is a constant force for positive change—and it’s growing. In support of this, NERRA’s request for the NERRS FY 2024 budget is $47M for operations (ORF) and $10M for PAC.

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Nurdle Patrol is Growing

Nurdle Patrol is Growing

When Wyvette Robinson heard about the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s Nurdle Patrol on Facebook, she was intrigued. Not only is plastic pollution a big deal for her organization, any opportunity to share new education tools and resources with Mississippi teachers and students gets her “pumped.”

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Keeping Wetland Carbon in the Bank

Keeping Wetland Carbon in the Bank

Wetlands are custodians of a greenhouse gas heavyweight—methane. Understanding which types of wetlands emit methane, where they are, and whether these emissions are natural or caused by people is critical information …

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DC Download: December 2022

DC Download: December 2022

A budget is a statement of what you value, and we appreciate that the 117th Congress is ending its session with a budget that is poised to increase the NERRS Operation by 9% and PAC funds by 31%.

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Talk NERRdy to Me: Kyle Derby

Talk NERRdy to Me: Kyle Derby

Talk NERRdy to Me is a monthly column about leaders and luminaries from across our Reserves. This month, NERRA’s roving reporter Nik Charov spoke with Kyle Derby, Research Coordinator at the Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland. They talked duck seasoning and tea bags, selfies and SETs, and how field work is where the real work is.

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Stay Current With NERRS News

Stay Current With NERRS News

At 30 sites in 25 coastal states and territories, National Estuarine Research Reserves work with partners like you to protect people and places of our nation’s coasts.

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Together again, at last!

Together again, at last!

NERRds from 25 states and territories gathered in Seattle, Washington for our first in person annual meeting in three years! Although we persevered (and sometimes thrived) in the Zoom world, there’s nothing like the real thing.

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DC Download: October 2022

DC Download: October 2022

Even though a new federal fiscal year (FY 2024) began on October first, Congress is still working to pass a budget for FY 2023. The continuing resolution that governs FY 2023 spending will expire on December 15th. 

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Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

Where will the marshes go? What will happen to the forests? These are questions that Lizzy Powell, Margaret A. Davidson Fellow at the Delaware Reserve, PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, and resident “Ghost Buster” for the Reserve is trying to answer.

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