Thursday, September 20, 2012

Register Now for the Annual Meeting

We hope to see you all at the Annual Meeting this year.  This is a great opportunity to meet up with others from friends and foundations around the country, to  learn more about what is happening throughout the NERRS, and to learn about specific topics relevant to the work of your organization.  We are currently working on the agenda  for the friends and foundations sector time.  In the meantime, please see the Resources and Document page for the sector objectives.  

Please check out the 2012 NERRS/NERRA Annual Meeting web site for all of the meeting details including a draft agenda, site information, and lodging and transportation options.  Rooms at NCTC will be limited this year and will be offered on a first come first serve basis based on when you register.  We strongly suggest you register early!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NERRS/NERRA Award - Nominations Due October 5th

It's once again time to help decide who will be the 2012 recipient of this prestigious NERRS/NERRA award!  Let us know who you feel has demonstrated exemplary leadership and sustained commitment to the mission of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The recipient can be anyone who meets the criteria for the award and is not limited to Reserve staff members. 

If you would like to nominate someone, please complete a nomination form and return to NERRA no later than  Friday, October 5th.  The form and more detail on the award is available on the Resources and Documents page on this blog and will also be available on the Annual Meeting web site as well.  All nominations will be reviewed by the award committee and the winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting in November. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September webinar – an opportunity to get help in your community from NERRA

Join us for this month’s webinar meeting next week – Tuesday, September 18th from 2:00-3:00PM ET.  

This month’s webinar is an opportunity to get help in your community from NERRA to gain greater political support.  With input from your reserve, NERRA is developing statements that show the economic importance of each reserve.  Come prepared with one idea (or more!) of how we can use the economic impact statements in your community/state.  We will share in a roundtable discussion your ideas on how we can work together to help spread the word of the economic importance of each reserve as well as the system as a whole.  Please contact cindy if you will be able to join us and we will forward meeting materials to you.