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Rouillard Chosen to Lead Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

May 12, 2010

Rachel Rouillard has been named the director of the Piscataqua Region Estuaries
Partnership (PREP), a collaborative program at UNH that protects, restores, and monitors the environmental health of the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries.

Before taking the helm at PREP, Rouillard was appointed by former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen as the first Executive Director of the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Authority (LCHIP).

After serving two terms at LCHIP, she earned a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Keene State College President’s 2009 Woman of Achievement award.

Rouillard joins PREP as the organization prepares to embark on a 10-year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Piscataqua Region that outlines a collaborative approach to protecting and restoring the Region’s water quality and other natural resources through watershed-based planning and long-term monitoring of environmental indicators of estuary health.

PREP is funded primarily through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, which is a joint local, state, and federal program established by the Clean Water Act. PREP implements projects in 52 communities in New Hampshire and southern Maine. For more information, go to www.prep.unh.edu. Rouillard can be reached at Rachel.Rouillard@unh.edu.


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