Do you live on the Winnicut River, or one of its brooks or streams? Would you like to learn how to have a "better backyard," or be a steward for wildlife? Do you enjoy birding, kayaking, or trail walking? Have you got Invasive Plant Problems? Would you like to learn more about the Winnicut River and its wildlife diversity, from its treefrogs and trout lilies, to its black bears and white cedars? If you can answer 'yes' to any of the above, we need YOU. The WRWC is working hard to develop a Better Backyard campaign which promises to be a rewarding program for land/homeowners interested in protecting the integrity of the Winnicut River, its streams and brooks, and ultimately Great Bay, and the wildlife that lives and breeds here. E-mail us today to learn more at

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Upcoming 'MS4 Permit' Q&A Meetings

EPA will be holding four informal public meetings on the NH Draft Small MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) Permit prior to the Public Hearing on March 14, 2013.  Newton Tedder, EPA, will present the draft permit followed by Q & A. The dates, times and locations for two of these scheduled public meetings are:

Thursday, February 28, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Dover McConnell Center, Room 306, 61 Locust Street, Dover. The McConnell Center is located next to the Dover Library and across the street from Dover City Hall. There is a large parking lot behind the library.

Thursday, March 7th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front Street, Exeter, NH.
This is the "Old" Town Hall across the street from the Town Offices.
Designed especially for new NH Small MS4 municipalities and the public, this presentation will include the background of the NH MS4 permits and permit requirements for NH municipalities new to this permit process.

Please contact Barbara McMillan, NH DES, to register that you will be attending: or 603-271-7889

For more information on the permit, visit the EPA website at: