NH Coastal Protection PartnershipA big congrats to Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, who earn $500 this month after we successfully reached our 500 “Check in” goal this March. Thanks for helping out!

For April, we are pleased to be supporting New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to combining sound science with education, collaboration and advocacy to protect the natural resources of the coastal watershed and effect long-term visible change.

NH Coastal Protection Partnership (NH Coast)

Little known facts:

  • New Hampshire has over 220 miles of shoreline comprised of bays, harbors, and tidal rivers – including Great Bay, an “inland sea.”
  • New Hampshire’s offshore waters are home to the endangered fin whale, which, at an average of 70 feet in length, is the second largest animal on earth!
  • New Hampshire’s coastal land area drains 990 square miles, including the land area in all or part of 46 New Hampshire towns. Forests, wetlands and other natural areas give us water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation, and scenic views.

New Hampshire Coastal Watershed
NH Coast’s initial program focus is to work with its watershed partners to develop a multi-faceted and phased approach to address the problem of excessive nitrogen loading in this coastal watershed’s Great Bay Estuary.

As a result of excessive nitrogen loading, the water quality of the Great Bay Estuary is in decline. During the past 25 years, nitrogen concentrations in Great Bay have increased by 59%. Dramatic increases in Nitrogen have negative impacts on drinking water, fish, animals and plant life. For example, the Great Bay has already seen a 49% loss of total eelgrass coverage area, which serves as a natural filter that cleans pollutants from our coastal waters and helps to sustain our fisheries.

Join Us May 7 for Rain Barrel Workshop at ReVision Energy’s Exeter Office

Among NH Coast’s many educational and outreach efforts are hands-on rain barrel workshops, where participants learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and come home with a functioning, food-grade recycled plastic rain barrel.

ReVision Energy is hosting a workshop in collaboration with NH Coast on May 7, see: http://rainbarrelnh.eventbrite.com/ for details and to sign up!

Check in Now!

As usual, just enter your name and email (optional) below to earn $1 towards NH Coast’s watershed protection efforts.

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