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Conservation Law Foundation GREAT BAY CURRENTS eNewsletter - News and Updates from Your Great Bay-Piscataqua WATERKEEPER

Welcome to Great Bay Currents! In this edition, we urge a YES vote for clean water in Exeter, share a great way to get involved for Great Bay, and suggest more reads about humankind's impact on our oceans. And, in our "Faces of Great Bay," we showcase David O'Hearn, a lifelong Bayman working for the Bay's long-term protection.

Jeff Barnum
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  As CLF's Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, I'm working hard to ensure the health of our Great Bay estuary now, and for future generations. It's a major undertaking, and one I can't achieve alone. I hope you'll support my efforts, and help protect Great Bay, the Piscataqua River, and all the waters comprising this wonderful estuary.  

  Help us build a stronger voice for the estuary. Encourage your friends to stay informed by forwarding them this message or sending them this link to sign up for Great Bay Currents.  

  Jeff Barnum

To learn more about our work, or to report water pollution problems you've observed in the Great Bay estuary, please contact me.

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Exeter Residents: Vote YES on Article 6 | Tuesday, March 11 
Polls Open at 7AM
Exeter Town Warrant Vote 
Talbot Gymnasium
Tuck Learning Center
30 Linden Street, Exeter 

Clean Water Advocates March Meeting
March 19 | 7PM
Roundabout Diner Function Room
Portsmouth Circle, Portsmouth, NH
Learn more about Clean Water Advocates >> 

Ocean Frontiers II Screening
Panel Discussion with CLF's Jennifer Felt and Seacoast Science Center's Wendy Lull Follows
April 3 | 7PM
Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH
Learn more and RSVP >> 




Exeter Residents: Vote for Clean Water

Great bay_flickr.jpgOn Tuesday, March 11, Exeter residents have an opportunity to vote YES for clean water. A "yes" vote on Article 6 will approve a $5 million bond to begin design of a new sewage treatment plant for the town a plant that will greatly reduce the nitrogen pollution released into the Squamscott River and Great Bay. Learn more about what a YES vote means for Exeter and for Great Bay.

Clean Water Advocates Meet

Take Action for Great BayClean Water Advocates for Great Bay, our new citizen activists group, met in February to discuss ways to advocate for a healthy Great Bay estuary. New ideas surfaced at this first meeting and we are up and running. It's not too late to add your voice and ideas to this effort. Mark your calendars for our next meeting on March 19 at 7PM at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth. Get involved today.

Faces of Great Bay

David O'HearnDavid O'Hearn
There is no question that David O'Hearn loves Great Bay. He grew up on the Squamscott River and still lives near it today. He loves to clam, fish for stripers, harvest oysters, and trap lobsters. He is a Bayman. Over his lifetime, he's seen firsthand the havoc that pollution has wrought on the Bay, and he knows that we have to take action to stop it. Find out more. 

More Great Reads to Help You Appreciate Great Bay

The Mortal SeaExplore more about estuaries and how they interact with the ocean with these essential reads. We promise, you'll read them more than once!

The Mortal Sea by Jeffrey Bolster
Bolster, an historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

The Most Important Fish in the Sea by H. Bruce Franklin
The menhaden is the ocean's unlikely hero in this account that looks at how the fish has shaped America's national and natural history and how reckless overfishing now threatens its survival.


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