With more than 80 action plans developed over an 18-month period through a series of workshops that more than 150 researchers, natural resource managers and watershed citizens attended, the plan is just that- ambitious. But more than 200 organizations will be involved in its implementation over a 10-year period.
|U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter addresses the audience September 20, 2010 in New Castle during the release of the 2010 Piscataqua Region Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP)|
With more and more news on Great Bay's health making headlines, water quality issues in areas "upstream" are also getting attention.
Below, an attending reporter at yesterday's event reads up on impaired water issues within the Winnicut River watershed, one of five primary tributaries to Great Bay.
|A participant checks out the Winnicut River Watershed Coalition's display|
|Theresa Walker, an environmental planner with Rockingham County Planning Commission and PREP's management committee chairwoman, delivers the opening for yesterday's release of the CCMP. Lynne Hamjian, Director, District 1, EPA, looks on.|
|Reporters, photographers and PREP staff look on as NH DES Assistant Commissioner Michael Walls delivers his speech in support of the PREP's effort|