Monday, December 17, 2012

Letter to President Obama and Congressional Leadership

The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association and 17 regional friends groups around the country – representing more than 9,600 members and volunteers - sent a letter addressed to President Obama and Congressional Leadership.  The letter can be found on our resources and documents page on this blog.   We asked that oceans and coasts be a priority by continuing the federal support for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) provided by the NOAA.

Also, there is an Emergency Supplemental Spending Bill related to Hurricane Sandy that will be heard on the floor of the Senate next Monday.  NERRA is supporting this bill even though we understand the amount of funding going to NOS will be less than the Administration suggested.  In addition NERRA will continue to talk to members of Congress about the immediate and long-term funding needs of the NERRS.  

Please email Rebecca Roth if you have questions. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Resources from Annual Meeting Now Available

We created a special page on this blog to share some of the great information and resources that we discussed during our time together at the Annual Meeting.  On the Annual Meeting page you will find copies of presentations and materials used during our sector time together.  If you would like more information or would like to see additional resources on this site - please send us an email and let us know.  

It was great to see representatives from Friends groups from around the country - from Maine to Washington State!  We missed those of you who were unable to join us but hope that some of resources posted here will provide you with a little more information on the topics we discussed.