UNH-Based PREP Nets Donation for Water Monitoring

UNH-Based PREP Nets Donation for Water Monitoring

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), a University of New Hampshire-based organization, has received a donation of $10,000 from NextEra Energy Seabrook Station for water monitoring and research efforts. This donation comes on the heels of PREP’s 2013 State of Our Estuaries Report, which called for increased investment in the data collection (monitoring) and research being conducted in the Great Bay and Hampton Seabrook estuaries.  

“Funds for data collection are extremely limited, and it is more important than ever to have complete data sets from areas throughout our watershed to help provide a clear understanding of the health of our estuaries. This investment from Next Era will have a significant impact in terms of the information we can provide back to our partners and communities as a tool for local decision-making,” says Rachel Rouillard, PREP’s executive director. 

NextEra’s donation will go to sustaining current monitoring efforts, which have increased in cost in recent years, and to expanding monitoring efforts across the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook watersheds. Monitoring is essential to understanding the health of the waters and to track the success of current and future management efforts aimed at curbing pollution.