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Conservation Law Foundation GREAT BAY CURRENTS eNewsletter - News and Updates from Your Great Bay-Piscataqua WATERKEEPER
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Welcome to Great Bay Currents! In this edition we (quietly) launch our new Waterkeeper boat, look forward to a cleaner future at the Port of NH, kick off a campaign to reduce fertilizer use, and applaud new stormwater regulations. And, in our Faces of Great Bay, we showcase Scott Eldredge and his efforts to  clean up our soil and water, one consumer at a time.

Jeff Barnum
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SUPPORT YOUR WATERKEEPER
  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.  

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  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.  

KEEP UP WITH YOUR WATERKEEPER
  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.
jbarnum@clf.org

Conservation Law Foundation
27 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4930
(603) 225-3060

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UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Emerging Issues on Great Bay
Great Bay–Piscataqua Waterkepper Jeff Barnum will be the guest speaker aboard the gundalow Piscataqua, sailing on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth.
August 6 | 6PM

Learn more and buy tickets >> 


 


 

 
 

On the Water

Great Bay Waterkeeper boatThe Great Bay–Piscataqua Waterkeeper vessel will officially, if quietly, launch next week with a shakedown cruise and equipment tests. Our Waterkeeper Advisory Group spent considerable time and effort raising funds for the 20-foot, center-console Key West skiff, but we’re not done yet. We need $5,000 more to reach our goal. Find out how you can help and stay tuned for our public launch in August.

 
Goodbye to Grimmel

Grimmel scrap metal heapThe longstanding pollution issues at the Port of NH in Portsmouth should be coming to an end by 2015. The Pease Development Authority, which administers the port, refused to renegotiate a contract with Grimmel Industries, operators of a scrap-metal recycling facility that has failed to stop their decade-long pollution of the Piscataqua River. Read more about the Development Authority’s decision.


Ending Fertilizer Frenzy

Grass at drainage ditchWe’re kicking off a campaign to encourage homeowners to fertilize less. Look for our ad on the Portsmouth Herald’s online edition, which links to a CLF webpage with the dos and don’ts of lawn care. The campaign was created in collaboration with the Coastal Conservation Association of NH, Great Bay Trout Unlimited, Great Bay Stewards, The Nature Conservancy, and NH Audubon. Get lawn-care tips. 

 
 Faces of Great Bay
Scott Eldredge John BocherScott Eldredge
When Scott Eldredge got fed up with eating food contaminated with insecticides and chemical fertilizers, he didn’t just make changes in his own life. Through his store, Eldredge Lumber and Hardware, he’s on a mission to educate the public about safer, chemical-free ways to take care of their lawns and gardens. Find out how he’s succeeding, one customer at a time.

     
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