DC Download: September 2021

DC Download: September 2021

A big thank you to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for helping pass National Estuaries Week resolutions this month, Bill Posey, Suzanne Bonamici, Rick Larson, and Brian Mast for supporting in the House, and members of Congress for signing.

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Talk NERRdy to Me: Adam MacKinnon

Talk NERRdy to Me: Adam MacKinnon

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 Adam MacKinnon, education coordinator at Georgia’s Sapelo Island Reserve. They talked shipwrecks, disentangling whales, and 4,500 years of Sapelo Island history.

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DC Download: August 2021

DC Download: August 2021

Earlier this month the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes $77 million for National Estuarine Research Reserves to implement coastal habitat restoration projects to provide ecosystem and community resilience benefits.

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Welcome Jacob!

Welcome Jacob!

Join NERRA in welcoming Jacob Cianci Gaskill, the new SWMP coordinator at Ohio’s Old Woman Creek Reserve. “I’m excited to be able to come to work each day at such a beautiful place!”

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DC Download: July 2021

DC Download: July 2021

The House Appropriations Committee passed their FY2022 appropriations bill on July 15th with $30.5M for NERRS Operations (a $2M increase from FY2021) and $4M for NERRS PAC (a $500k decrease from FY2021).

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Fitbit for Lobsters?

Fitbit for Lobsters?

Scientists at the Wells Reserve in southern Maine, researchers at the University of Maine and industry partners are trying to figure out why some lobsters die between when they are captured and when they are eaten.

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Welcome, Amy!

Welcome, Amy!

Amy Wilcox is the new administrative officer for the Padilla Bay Foundation.Please join NERRA in welcoming Amy Wilcox, the new administrative officer for Washington’s Padilla Bay Foundation. To her role, Amy brings more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit and...

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Sapelo Partners on Fish Monitoring

Sapelo Partners on Fish Monitoring

Sapelo Island Reserve partnered up with the University of Georgia Marine Institute, the University of Georgia Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant, the University of Georgia School of Forestry & Natural Resources, and the College of Coastal Georgia to create the Estuarine Fish Monitoring Cooperative (EFMC) to track the extent, diversity, health, and abundance of key fisheries in Georgia.

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