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N.H. Coastal Marine Natural Resources & Environment Commission


September Meeting

Monday, September 10, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
NH DES office at Pease Tradeport
222 International Drive #175
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Guest Speaker: Stefanie Simpson, Blue Carbon Program Senior Manager, Restore America's Estuaries

We look forward to seeing you at this meeting.

May Meeting

The next commission meeting is scheduled and open to the public. Bill Mook from Maine Oyster Farm will speak about his work into the effects of ocean acidification on his oyster farming business in Maine, Mook Sea Farm.

Monday, May 15, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
NH Coastal Program
NH Department of Environmental Services
222 International Drive, Suite 175
Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH


The Commission

The New Hampshire Coastal Marine Natural Resources and Environment Commission is tasked with:
  • Investigating, monitoring, and proposing prevention and mitigation strategies for emerging environmental threats in coastal and Great Bay waters, including but not limited to warming of waters, ocean acidification, sedimentation, and nutrient loading
  • Identifying gaps and recommending improvements in water quality monitoring, including monitoring pH and evaluating its impact on the impaired waters designation of water bodies
  • Recommending strategies for enhancing capacities for improving water quality
  • Examining the Blue Carbon credit program for sea grass promotion and oyster bed restoration
    This commission will meet monthly until the Final Report is submitted on or before November 1, 2018. The commission also elected Steve Couture as Secretary and Erik Chapman and Commission Chair.

    Details of the new chapter can be found on the New Hampshire General Court website.