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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Talk NERRdy to Me: Kerstin Wasson

Talk NERRdy to Me: Kerstin Wasson

Talk NERRdy to Me is a monthly column about leaders and luminaries from across our 29—soon to be 30—Reserves. This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Dr. Kerstin Wasson, research coordinator at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. They talked about marsh making, work marriages, ungrateful and grateful children, Indigenous knowledge, and the non-monetary valuations of mud.

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DC Download: November 2021

DC Download: November 2021

Thank you to President Biden for signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and to Congress for their bipartisan support. This means $77M for NERRS restoration and conservation over five years—that’s $15M per year!

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2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting

Across the country, NERRds gathered for our second fully virtual Annual Meeting. While we couldn’t gather in person, we’re still basking in the afterglow that comes from spending so much time with other NERRds.

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