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National Estuary ProgramStatesProjects
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Mobile Bay National Estuary ProgramAlabama
Submerged sea grass beds, apple snails, loss of natural habitats, nutrient pollution, sedimentation, storm runoff
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Morro Bay National Estuary ProgramCalifornia
Address climate change stressors, increasing storminess, accelerated sedimentation, bacteria/nutrient/toxic pollutants, hydrologic change, invasive insects, shifting bird migrations, loss of nesting areas, necessary forage, and protection from predators.
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San Francisco Estuary PartnershipCalifornia
Sustain and improve habitats and living resources, improve water quality and increase water quantity, increase resiliency to climate change
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Santa Monica Bay National Estuary ProgramCalifornia
Kelp forest restoration, abalone restoration, LightHawk pilots since 2008 to conduct coastal aerial surveys. This project was originally initiated to provide fishery-independent data on boating activities for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) planning process. Light hawk flights to conduct coastal aerial surveys to evaluate the MPAs, water quality improvement projects, kelp forest restoration, ecosystem based management, and other management actions that may impact boating activities.
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Long Island Sound Study
Connecticutt, New York
Reduce nitrogen from decentralized, on-site wastewater treatment systems and turf fertilizer applications; hypoxia, eelgrass and wetland loss, and increased vulnerability to acidification; green infrastructure; Identify and control local pollution sources.
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Delaware Center for the Inland BaysDelaware
Nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus and impervious surfaces covering 10% of land remains the greatest threat to water quality in the Bays
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Coastal and Heartland National Estuary PartnershipFlorida
Water quality improvement, hydrological restoration, habitat protection, restoration and resiliency.
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Indian River Lagoon National Estuary ProgramFlorida
Harmful algal blooms, nutrient reduction, restoration and resilience (sea grass)
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Sarasota Bay Estuary ProgramFlorida
Sarasota Urban ReForesters (SURF) installed a “high performance microforest” because it was designed and installed in a way that would be very effective at intercepting, retaining, and purifying rainwater to abate runoff and nonpoint pollution and sequestering as much carbon as possible against climate change.
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Tampa Bay Estuary ProgramFlorida
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program is working with regional partners to coordinate and synthesize water quality, benthic, seagrass, and fisheries monitoring data.
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https://iiseagrant.org/Illinois, Indiana
Natural lawn care, quantifying impacts of green infrastructure on transport of road salt to groundwater and surface water; the Underground Railroad, Great Lakes, and Science Literacy Activities
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Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary ProgramLouisianaThe highest land loss rate in Louisiana.
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Casco Bay Estuary PartnershipMaine
Recycled oyster shell project targets ocean acidification along Maine coast
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Maryland Coastal Bays ProgramMaryland
Restoration, steering future development and infrastructure out of harm’s way, conserving natural areas that buffer against flooding, and reducing the potential for human vulnerability and economic losses from storms and water inundation.
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Buzzards Bay National Estuary ProgramMassachusetts
Implementation of the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan
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Massachusetts Bays National Estuary ProgramMassachusetts
Salt marsh and sea grass restoration, improve estuary health and increase coastal resiliency.
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https://www.michiganseagrant.org/ Michigan
Citizen scientists in coastal monitoring and resilience using drones, invasive species control, scenario-based shoreline planning and clean marinas
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https://seagrant.whoi.edu/setting-sites-for-aquaculture/
New England
New GIS-based tool can help shellfish aquaculture industry grow
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Piscataqua Region Estuaries PartnershipNew Hampshire
Drinking Water Quality Buffer Regulation considers landscape level and site-specific criteria to increase the minimum buffer, when appropriate, to protect water quality.
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Barnegat Bay PartnershipNew Jersey
When funding is available, we will fund research and/or restoration projects that help us implement our CCMP.
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New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary ProgramNew York, New Jersey
restoring signature fisheries, restoring and improving habitat, improving water and sediment quality, stewardship and public access
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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
North Carolina, Virginia
Climate threats to tribes: air temperature, increasing precipitation, sea-level rise. Partnerships in Tribal Communities Project seek to build capacity for climate resilience.
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Peconic Estuary Partnership
NY between the north and south forks of Long Island
degraded water quality and habitat loss and fragmentation.
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Partnership for the Delaware EstuaryNY,PA, NJ, DE
Living Shorelines, fresh water mussels, oysters, wetlands, sensitive plant community inventory.
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https://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/
Ohio, 320,052 acres of coastal habitat protected or restored
Harmful algal blooms and invasive species to climate change and economic development
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Tillamook Estuaries PartnershipOregon
Loss of key fish and wildlife, decreasing water quality, increased erosion and sediment deposition, and the increasing magnitude and frequency of flood events. WIth an increased focus on education and enhancing citizen involvement and stewardship, together with its partners and the community,
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Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipOregon, Washington
Protect, conserve, and enhance priority habitats, particularly wetlands; maintain Columbia River flows to meet ecological needs; avoid the introduction of non-native invasive species; manage human-caused changes, reduce and improve stormwater runoff; cleanup, reduce or eliminate toxic contaminants
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San Juan Bay Estuary ProgramPuerto Rico
Assessment of Sediment and Fish Tissue Contaminants, Development of the San Juan Bay Estuary Watershed Hazard Mitigation Plan
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Narragansett Bay Estuary ProgramRhode Island
At present there is no central coordination or repository for monitoring data for the relevant States or our area.
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Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries ProgramTexas
UP2U Litter Campaign, Nueces Delta Shoreline Protection, Causeway Rookery Island Restoration
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Galveston Bay Estuary ProgramTexas
Implement watershed protection plans. Bacteria, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins are some of the parameters resulting in impairments
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Puget Sound PartnershipWashington
Implementation of adaptive management processes and information management systems that support the recovery and long-term protection, the Salmon Recovery Program to protect and recover salmon habitat
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https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Program-Locations/WI
Wisconsin
Aquaculture ($21 million and growing); wild rice; understanding how urban economically disadvantaged people in Milwaukee receive weather information;
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